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Closing the gender gap through participation, outreach and #wikilove.
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Kansas City Edit-A-Thon Aims To Improve Gender Gap On Wikipedia

Kansas City Edit-A-Thon Aims To Improve Gender Gap On Wikipedia | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Gender trouble at Wikipedia is well-documented. Studies conducted by the Wikimedia Foundation (which serves as Wikipedia’s support structure) conclude that
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Edit-athon aims to put left-out black artists into Wikipedia

Edit-athon aims to put left-out black artists into Wikipedia | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
If you're trying to measure an artist's notability, one gauge is whether his or her work is owned by a major institution such as, say, the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Screen siren among top female scientists written back into history

Screen siren among top female scientists written back into history | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The scientific achievements of a star from Hollywood's golden age have been highlighted by experts at a Scots university.
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Wikipedia's Gender and Race Gaps | KQED

Wikipedia's Gender and Race Gaps | KQED | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia that runs on crowdsourcing, is written and edited by the general public. But according to a survey from the Wikimedia Foundation, which oversee the site, around 90 percent of the site's editors are men. Critics say that lack of diversity leads to gaping holes in the number of entries about women and people of color. We look at what's being done to rectify the problem.
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Why 1,500 Women Signed Up to Edit Wikipedia on International Women's Day

Why 1,500 Women Signed Up to Edit Wikipedia on International Women's Day | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Theories of why Wikipedia remains a male-based platform also abound. Some correlate it to the combative exclusivity of an old boys' club mentality that is repeatedly evidenced by women contributors submitting articles that are judged to be not substa...
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Wiki-ty Whack

Wiki-ty Whack | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
College students know that referencing a Wikipedia article in a paper is a universal taboo  — a lazy research tactic guaranteed to diminish the legitimacy of any academic argument. But that doesn’t mean they avoid Wikipedia. No, students regularly turn to “the free encyclopedia” because it offers quick, logical-sounding answers to their desperate, mid-paper uncertainties. [...]
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Wikipedia takes center stage at Fresno Art Museum for International Women's Day

Wikipedia takes center stage at Fresno Art Museum for International Women's Day | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Women in the Central Valley provided a more positive image on Sunday as they marked International Women's Day.
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‘Edit-a-Thon’ Volunteers Revamp Female Artists’ Wikipedia Profiles

‘Edit-a-Thon’ Volunteers Revamp Female Artists’ Wikipedia Profiles | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Feminist Wikipedians around the globe worked over the weekend to make the online encyclopedia more inclusive.
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Edit-a-thon for women to bridge Wikimedia gender gap

Edit-a-thon for women to bridge Wikimedia gender gap | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
In one of the biggest movements across the globe to keep knowledge free and open, there is scant representation of women. Wikipedians in the City say that nine out of ten Wiki editors across the globe are men.
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On Wikipedia, Gamergate Refuses to Die

On Wikipedia, Gamergate Refuses to Die | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
  As a media phenomenon, Gamergate may have died out a few months ago, but that doesn't mean the die-hard Gamergaters have gone away. Lauren Williams at ThinkProgress has written an in-depth investigation of how Gamergaters, who make up in doggedness what they lack in argumentative coherency, have managed to get...
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Wikipedia's Gender Gap

Wikipedia's Gender Gap | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. Research by the Wikimedia Foundation determined that less than 15% of its contributors identify as female,
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Wikipedia Needs More Female Editors

Wikipedia Needs More Female Editors | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Although Wikipedia promotes a seemingly democratic model that permits anyone to contribute, female voices are severely underrepresented.
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Help Highlight Duke Women on Wikipedia

Help Highlight Duke Women on Wikipedia | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
For the second straight year, Duke community members are invited to help write Duke history – literally. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 25, the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture
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Women Writing Their History

Women Writing Their History | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Women have their fingerprints all over the history of mankind, but men have had a larger role in filling the pages of history books.
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UC Berkeley students enter Edit-A-Thon to increase representation of female artists on Wikipedia | DailyCal.org

UC Berkeley students enter Edit-A-Thon to increase representation of female artists on Wikipedia | DailyCal.org | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Fifty-one percent of visual artists are women, according to the National Museum of Women in the Arts. So why don’t we ever hear about them? That was the bottom line at the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, taking place from March 6 through Sunday. The event is a worldwide effortRead More…
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Art-Minded Feminists Become Wikipedians for a Weekend

Art-Minded Feminists Become Wikipedians for a Weekend | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
When Shulamith Firestone wrote in 1970, “Feminism, when it truly achieves its goals, will crack through the most basic structures of our society,” she couldn’t have predicted she was referring to W...
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Art+Feminism’s 2015 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Adds 334 Articles on Female Artists | ARTnews

Art+Feminism’s 2015 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Adds 334 Articles on Female Artists | ARTnews | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
A Q&A at MoMA with cofounder Jacqueline Mabey
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Local women artists see larger online presence on International Women's Day

Local women artists see larger online presence on International Women's Day | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Improving the Internet might be one small step for a woman, but one giant leap for mankind — s... - Provincial - The Carillon
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Celebrating women's success? There's a wiki for that

Celebrating women's success? There's a wiki for that | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
IMPROVING the Internet might be one small step for a woman, but one giant leap for mankind.
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Monongalia Arts Center Hosts Wikipediathon

Monongalia Arts Center Hosts Wikipediathon | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
In honor of International Women's Day, The Monongalia Arts Center was the setting for The Art and Feminism Wikipediathon.It's a gathering aimed at the communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subj...
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The Liberal Arts, From the Oracles of Delphi to Girls Who Code

The Liberal Arts, From the Oracles of Delphi to Girls Who Code | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
How a 10-volume set published by the nearly forgotten Delphian Society in 1913 inspired one young writer to finally start contributing to Wikipedia -- and to throw herself into the male-dominated world of coding.
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