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Women and Wikimedia
Closing the gender gap through participation, outreach and #wikilove.
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Yes, Wikipedia Is Sexist -- That's Why It Needs You

Yes, Wikipedia Is Sexist -- That's Why It Needs You | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
It's not enough to sit back and hope for the best when finding sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, etc., language or information on Wikipedia.
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Su C. S.'s curator insight, May 26, 2013 5:37 AM

so true... but... ( there's NO BUT!)

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Wikipedia banishes lady authors to virtual menstruation hut

Wikipedia banishes lady authors to virtual menstruation hut | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Where they can presumably bake cookies and chat about the Real Housewives of Wherever without bothering the menfolk.
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Wikipedia: Outrage after female authors removed from 'American novelists'

Wikipedia: Outrage after female authors removed from 'American novelists' | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Female authors are being moved from "American novelists" to the "American women novelists" subcategory on user-edited Wikipedia.
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Wikipedia bumps women from 'American novelists' category

Wikipedia bumps women from 'American novelists' category | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Outrage as female authors relegated to 'American women novelists' subcategory, clearing space for all-male main page
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How Wikipedia May Be Segregating Women Writers

How Wikipedia May Be Segregating Women Writers | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Attention female authors: you may be being segregated from your male peers on Wikipedia. On the online encyclopedia's "American Novelists" page, women authors are hard to find.
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Journalists don’t understand Wikipedia sometimes | Composite

Journalists don’t understand Wikipedia sometimes | Composite | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
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Liz gets it. 

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Wikipedia Says Women Aren't 'American Novelists'

Wikipedia Says Women Aren't 'American Novelists' | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The othering of women novelists shows a problem, not with Wikipedia, but with society itself
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Wikipedia Is Quietly Moving Women Off Their American Novelist Page

Wikipedia Is Quietly Moving Women Off Their American Novelist Page | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
If you go to Wikipedia's page for American Novelists, you might notice something strange: Of the first 100 authors listed, only a small handful of them are women.
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“American women novelists” segregated by Wikipedia

“American women novelists” segregated by Wikipedia | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikipedia's overwhelmingly male user-editors began the bizarre forced gender migration on Tuesday
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Another example of people outside the Wikipedia community not quite understanding how our categorization system works and showing that the editor made a mistake triggering this storm.

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Wikipedia Creates "American Women Novelist" Category, Crowdsources Sexism

Wikipedia Creates "American Women Novelist" Category, Crowdsources Sexism | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikipedia editors moved hundreds of female novelists to their own category in recent weeks. The latest Wikipedia gender blunder is part of a long tradition of bias and Wiki-foolishness.
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Another example of how people misunderstood the situation.

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3Qs: In 'free culture' online, where are the women?

3Qs: In 'free culture' online, where are the women? | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Though women make up only about 27 percent of the computing community, they are even more underrepresented in the 'free culture' movement, which comprises users and developers of websites like Wikipedia and the Linux operating system.
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Malayalam Wikipedia takes a gender turn

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As part of this year's women's day celebrations, Malayalam Wikipedians have launched a month-long edit-a-thon, a drive to expand articles of importance to women. The project aims...
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A Driving Force Behind Wikipedia Will Step Down

A Driving Force Behind Wikipedia Will Step Down | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Sue Gardner will leave the Wikimedia Foundation to spend more time directly advocating for an open Internet.
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Wikipedia Quietly Removes All Women From ‘American Novelists’ Section

Wikipedia Quietly Removes All Women From ‘American Novelists’ Section | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikipedia has been taking flak since a New York Times contributor noticed the site has been moving all women from its “American novelists” category to a new, specially created subcategory: “American female novelists.” As Amanda Filipacchi notes,...
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Breaking News: Nerds Are Still Sexist

Breaking News: Nerds Are Still Sexist | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Between the pervert-dungeons of Reddit and the free-floating bigotry that is any Facebook feed, you’d think we would have quit being surprised by the sexism baked into the internet.
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'Sexist' Wikipedia relegates female authors to a category of their own

'Sexist' Wikipedia relegates female authors to a category of their own | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Critics ponder: Is this chauvinism or male chauvinism from the online encyclopaedia?
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Wikipedia’s Sexism Toward Female Novelists

Wikipedia’s Sexism Toward Female Novelists | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Taking women’s names off the list of American novelists makes it harder and slower for women to gain equality in the literary world.
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What started it all.

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Wikipedia Creates Sexist Subcategory for American Female Novelists

Wikipedia Creates Sexist Subcategory for American Female Novelists | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikipedia are criticism today for creating a subcategory for American Women Novelists, distinguishing them as a lesser class of American Novelists.
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On Wikipedia, Men Who Write Books Are Just Novelists, While Women Who Do Are “Women Novelists”

On Wikipedia, Men Who Write Books Are Just Novelists, While Women Who Do Are “Women Novelists” | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
In my favorite new illustration of the persistent belief that, when it comes to gender, male experience is considered general and unbiased while female experience is particular and annotated, novelist Amanda Filipacchi browsed through Wikipedia and...
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Wikipedia wars: are there really novelists and 'women novelists'?

Wikipedia wars: are there really novelists and 'women novelists'? | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
How many brilliant writers will be sorted away entirely, never making the cut as novelists because they're weighed down with the tag "woman"?
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Wikipedia: male novelists are "novelists," female novelists are "women novelists" | MobyLives

Wikipedia: male novelists are "novelists," female novelists are "women novelists" | MobyLives | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Oh, Wikipedia! You encyclopedic embodiment of the male gaze, look what you've done now. The category "American Novelists" includes virtually no women.
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A more sarcastic look at the blown up situation. 

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What You Can Do About Wikipedia’s Gender Bias Problem

What You Can Do About Wikipedia’s Gender Bias Problem | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The Rewriting Wikipedia Project is holding a global write-in to encourage more women to contribute to Wikipedia, which has come under fire recently for gender bias and sexism in its articles.
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It’s a man’s Wiki world: Oldham event for online encyclopaedia to target more women for Wikipedia editing | Mancunian Matters

It’s a man’s Wiki world: Oldham event for online encyclopaedia to target more women for Wikipedia editing | Mancunian Matters | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
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