Carol Moore dc | 28 Aug 18:09 2014
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Huge list of Gender Gap resources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Carolmooredc/My_Sandbox_1
It took me a month to put together, including by rereading 2/3 of threads here and grabbing links.

The big objection to working to end the gender gap has been that there's no proof it exists/its important/we can change it/etc.  I do expect there to be fierce objection to listing 80% of this material from the Gender Gap task force naysayers. But the entries are wikiproject relevant, if not always useable as reliable sources in articles.

Additions and constructive suggestions welcome.


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Krystle | 27 Aug 19:54 2014

Noiva do Cordeiro

And if so, should there be a Wikipedia entry about it? I started to draft one but am a little worried because there seems to be only one article about this mysterious town. Hoax, maybe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Noiva_do_Cordeiro
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Tim Davenport | 26 Aug 22:14 2014
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Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia (WPO article)

There is a new blog post up on Wikipedia-criticism site Wikipediocracy that should be of interest to this list.

Andreas Kolbe with Nathalie Collida, "Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia: Thoughts on the Online Encyclopedia's Gender Imbalance."


One interesting assertion made by the authors in their lengthy essay is that fewer than 1 in 50 WP contributors is a mother:

"It is sometimes argued that women simply have less time to contribute to Wikipedia, due to family commitments. This is a fallacy. Firstly, the United Nations University survey found that only 33.29% of respondents had a partner, and only 14.72% had children. The difference between readers and contributors was negligible here, and the survey report did not indicate any difference in these percentages for male and female respondents. It is patently obvious that girls and women in the age groups that are most strongly represented in Wikipedia’s demographics typically do not yet have families of their own. Their lack of participation is unrelated to their being bogged down by family responsibilities.

"Of course, these figures also tell us something else: if only 14.72% of contributors have children, and the percentage of female contributors lies somewhere between 8.5% and 12.64%, then it looks like only 1.25%–1.86% of Wikipedia contributors are mothers.

"That is less than 1 in 50."


Tim Davenport
"Carrite" on WP /// "Randy from Boise" on WPO


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Jodi Schneider | 23 Aug 00:23 2014
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editing target: biologist emerita Annette Coleman's page

Here's an article that needs improvement:

It was created at the Brown edit-a-thon -- and could do with some expansion.

-Jodi
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Carol Moore dc | 13 Aug 16:12 2014
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Easy thing that would help the en.Wiki Gender Gap Project

As I've mentioned, the biggest problem we're having now is male attack 
posts, female complaints about such attacks, generally 
disruptive/tendentious threads which really are driving off people who 
join the project, probably look at the page, and quickly leave.

I started this thread.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Countering_systemic_bias/Gender_gap_task_force#Hatting_vs._closing_vs._immediate_archiving_vs._indexing_on_subpages

"Hatting vs. closing vs. immediate archiving vs. indexing on subpages"

It initially was responded to by all males, two of them wikihounders, 
one who has some odd ball agenda, and a sensible one. (There also was a 
discussion at another thread about the way another guy came in and 
hatted complaint discussions about sexism that hadn't been finished, 
which muddied the waters.)

Sarah (SlimVirgin) suggested a 30 day archiving regime which we've had 
for a week or two. But I just got fed up and changed it to 15 days, but 
don't know how long that would last.

It really would help if editors could come to the thread and tell us 
what they think about leaving all those disruptive posts up there as 
opposed to having ''active and constructive members" close/hat/archive 
the most problematic ones as seems sensible on a case by case basis.

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Kathleen McCook | 12 Aug 13:39 2014
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Male, and geeky

BBC article, Wiki wars: Do Wikipedia's internal tiffs deter newcomers?


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Michael J. Lowrey | 9 Aug 21:56 2014
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What we are up against

https://storify.com/JessicaValenti/what-happens-when-a-woman-writer-asks-a-question-o

I don't have words for this, just prayer for the souls of the idiots involved.

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Sarah Stierch | 7 Aug 17:32 2014
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Men's rights v feminists on Wikipedia in Washington Post

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Amanda Menking | 7 Aug 15:04 2014

Wikimania 2014 Attendees - I'd love to talk to you!

Hi,

If you’re attending Wikimania 2014 and have time to chat, I’d love to talk to you. I’m conducting interviews with editors, contributors, and community members who represent ALL genders and ALL perspectives re: Wikipedia and the gender gap.

You can find me via Twitter ( <at> amandamenking), EN Wiki (Mssemantics), and/or email (amenking <at> uw.edu and amenking <at> gmail.com).

Thanks!
Amanda/Mssemantics
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Ilona Buchem | 6 Aug 22:25 2014
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Re: Report “Charting Diversity - Working together towards diversity in Wikipedia” published and <at> Wikimania

Thank you Valentin, I am really glad you will be introducing and discussing "Charting Diversity" in London.
I wish I could attend this year, but I am looking forward to your summary of feedback and reactions to our work!
Best to all and enjoy Wikimania 2014!
Ilona Buchem

Am 8/6/14 5:13 PM, schrieb Valentin Münscher:
Here is a quick update: We set up a Charting Diversity page on meta, to make room for comments and discussions. It is work in progress, but feel free to fire away! Looking forward, to hear what you got to say! https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Charting_diversity Lovely Greetings and see you tomorrow in London! Valentin 2014-08-06 9:31 GMT+02:00 Pine W <wiki.pine <at> gmail.com>:
Thanks very much, Valentin. I am forwarding your email to Wiki-research-l. I am interested in the topic of editor engagement in general, and I am very happy that you included work done by LauraHale, Hawkeye7 and I in your literature review. Thank you! Pine On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 4:58 AM, Valentin Münscher <valentin.muenscher <at> wikimedia.de> wrote:
Hello everyone, last year Wikimedia Deutschland cooperated with Beuth University of Applied Science concerning diversity in Wikipedia. Now we published the key conclusions and recommendation and translate the report into English, so that you and other interested people can also take a closer look on our work concerning diversity and maybe getting input for your own work. The English title is “Charting Diversity - Working together towards diversity in Wikipedia” and starts off with a review of the current situation in (the German) Wikipedia and then goes on to offer different concepts and possibilities how to improve diversity in Wikipedia. You find the document on Commons via this link https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Charting_Diversity.pdf Sebastian Horndasch and me, Valentin, from the education & knowledge departement of Wikimedia Deutschland will also bring paper copies to the Wikimania in London and we are looking forward to answer your questions and discuss your comments with you. Check our Wikimania user sides for our Wikimania timetables or write us an email, if you wanna get in touch with us: Sebastian: sebastian.horndasch <at> wikimedia.de Valentin: valentin.muenscher <at> wikimedia.de All the best, Valentin -- Valentin Münscher Projektmanager Bereich Bildung & Wissen ------------------------------ Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin Tel. (030) 219 158 260 www.wikimedia.de Stellen Sie sich eine Welt vor, in der jeder Mensch freien Zugang zu der Gesamtheit des Wissens der Menschheit hat. Helfen Sie uns dabei! http://spenden.wikimedia.de/ ****Unterstützen Sie Freies Wissen mit einer SMS. Senden Sie einfach WIKI an 81190. Mit 5 Euro sichern Sie so die Verfügbarkeit und Weiterentwicklung der Wikipedia.**** _______________________________________________ Gendergap mailing list Gendergap <at> lists.wikimedia.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/gendergap
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Carol Moore dc | 6 Aug 20:21 2014
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Do male editors "Man up" to take pain of editing?

Reading through a 2011 post by a woman who quit because she "didn't need the grief" I was thinking about why guys keep editing despite it.  And it occurred to me men are taught to "take the pain", "pretend it doesn't hurt", "man up".

In the ongoing discussion of civility on Jimbo Wales talk page I brought that up in one of the several threads on the topic.  Wonder if they'll be a lot of wailing? Or a little soul searching??

CM
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