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Closing the gender gap through participation, outreach and #wikilove.
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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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MoMA to Host Wikipedia Editing Marathon, to Improve Coverage of Women in the Arts

MoMA to Host Wikipedia Editing Marathon, to Improve Coverage of Women in the Arts | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The group Art + Feminism is organizing its second edit-a-thon to address gender imbalance on Saturday, with tutorials at the Museum of Modern Art and satellite sessions around the world.
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Wiki Gender Gap to Be Discussed in Morgantown

Wiki Gender Gap to Be Discussed in Morgantown | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
“Where Are All the Women? Wikipedia’s Gender Gap” That’s the name of a panel discussion that will be hosted at West Virginia University.
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Dundee to join in global feminism arts campaign | Deadline News

Dundee to join in global feminism arts campaign | Deadline News | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
DUNDEE will be taking part in a global Art and feminism campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia. The city will be hosting two dynamic
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Blessed are the 'geeks' shaping history

Blessed are the 'geeks' shaping history | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Try searching Wikipedia for celebrated New Zealand painter Robin White and you stumble into an information black hole.
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Think Wikipedia Is Sexist? They Want To Pay You To Help Change That

Think Wikipedia Is Sexist? They Want To Pay You To Help Change That | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
A new campaign seeks ideas to correct Wikipedia's massive gender gap.
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ArtSlant - 2nd Annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Coming to a Museum or University Near You

ArtSlant - 2nd Annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Coming to a Museum or University Near You | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Details for 2nd Annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Coming to a Museum or University Near You.
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Built by Women New York City opens at the Center for Architecture

Built by Women New York City opens at the Center for Architecture | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Built by Women is a social and educational initiative, celebrating women’s contributions to the built environment. Last fall, the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) launched a public competition called Built by Women New York...
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UT School of Information to host feminist Wikipedia Edit-a-thon - The Daily Texan

UT School of Information to host feminist Wikipedia Edit-a-thon - The Daily Texan | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
When the activists behind the national Art+Feminism campaign browsed through art categories on Wikipedia, they found thousands of detailed pages dedicated to male artists. As they continued reading, they all shared the same thought: Where were the women? 
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Wikipedia’s women problem

Wikipedia’s women problem | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
A 2011 survey looking at Wikipedia editors found that less than 13 percent of the online encyclopedia's contributors are women.
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Philly edit-a-thon seeks to close Wiki gender gap — NewsWorks

Philly edit-a-thon seeks to close Wiki gender gap — NewsWorks | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikipedia may be the largest online encyclopedia in the world but it suffers from a major gender gap when it comes to its editors   A 2011 survey https //upload wikimedia
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Feminists aim to fix the Wikipedia gender gap

Feminist Wikipedians set up shop in the Allen Library research commons at 8:30 a.m. on Valentine’s Day with donuts, coffee, and a lot of laptops.  “I Love to You” was a Wikipedia edit-a-thon focused on the lack of women editors and feminist perspectives on the website.
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Is Wikipedia just a man’s world? Yes it is, according to new study

Is Wikipedia just a man’s world? Yes it is, according to new study | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
A team of computer scientists have compiled analysis which, despite Wikipedia’s best efforts, has shown the online encyclopaedia to be ‘deeply biased’ against women.
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Wiki activists help to write Cambodian women’s history

Wiki activists help to write Cambodian women’s history | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it

Wikipedia’s Khmer language coverage is patchy at best, and almost non-existent when it comes to profiling the country’s most important women. This weekend, online activists are joining forces to flood the site with new entries

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The ‘Five Horsemen’ Of Wikipedia Paid The Price For Getting Between Trolls And Their Victims

The ‘Five Horsemen’ Of Wikipedia Paid The Price For Getting Between Trolls And Their Victims | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
“I came into this and I had no idea who Zoe Quinn was or what a social justice warrior was six months ago...Gamergate made me a social justice warrior.”
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East Bay Schools to Host Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons

East Bay Schools to Host Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
It's hard to imagine a world without Wikipedia – how else would we fall down the rabbit hole of celebrity relationships and somehow end up...
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Where are all the Australian feminist writers on Wiki?

Where are all the Australian feminist writers on Wiki? | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Let's get more #womenonwiki this International Women's Day.
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What If Women Took Over Wikipedia For A Day

What If Women Took Over Wikipedia For A Day | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
A worldwide edit-a-thon aims to create a flood of Wikipedia pages recognizing the artistic contributions of women
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Meet the Editors Fighting Racism and Sexism on Wikipedia | WIRED

Meet the Editors Fighting Racism and Sexism on Wikipedia | WIRED | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikipedia’s goal has always been to democratize the consumption and creation of knowledge. But it's far from the egalitarian ideal it set out to be.
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Edit-a-thon helps close Wikipedia's gender gap [photos] — NewsWorks

Edit-a-thon helps close Wikipedia's gender gap [photos] — NewsWorks | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Maybe you’ve never heard of the artists Chrissy Conant or Philadelphia native Nancy Cox McCormack Now if you wanted to find more information about them they each have their own Wikipedia pages
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Wiki Gender Gap Discussed in Morgantown

Wiki Gender Gap Discussed in Morgantown | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
“Where Are All the Women? Wikipedia’s Gender Gap” That’s the name of a panel discussion that will be hosted at West Virginia University.
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AGO event aims to give dozens of Canadian women artists Wikipedia pages

AGO event aims to give dozens of Canadian women artists Wikipedia pages | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
If a Wikipedia page is the new threshold for notoriety, there are a lot of Canadian female artists who are flying under the radar. Volunteers at the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon are aiming to change that in honour of…
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Mass Wikipedia Edit To Make The Internet Less Sexist

Mass Wikipedia Edit To Make The Internet Less Sexist | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon gives women artists their digital due this weekend at the MoMA.
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#wikiD: Help ArchiteXX Add Women Architects to Wikipedia

Courtesy of Architexx Inspired by Despina Stratigakos' essay
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Wikipedia Chews Up and Spits Out Bad Facts, and Its Own Policies Are Letting It Happen

Wikipedia Chews Up and Spits Out Bad Facts, and Its Own Policies Are Letting It Happen | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Last week, the Internet finally ate itself: A Wikipedia article misreported that a Wikipedia disciplinary case centered around Gamergate had concluded with the scandalous banning of feminist editors, even though the case hadn’t finished and nobody had been banned. Yet by the rules of Wikipedia, the page was correct. Scandal...
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