| 28 Jun 15:16 2016
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$600 grant request for LGBT+ related Featured Pictures

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid/LGBT/Wiki_Loves_Pride_Featured_Picture_drive_2016

The grant request is now drafted above and the prizes will be on a
first-past-the-post open through until the start of 2017. We need a
couple of WM-LGBT+ volunteers with some experience with Featured
Pictures (on Commons or Wikipedia) to help with the process and flesh
out details. Please add your name to the meta page, or comment on the
associated talk page. If you haven't been active with WM-LGBT+ in the
past, this would be a good time to join in with the user group. :-)

I doubt it will be much volunteer time, as we only have to agree that
a nominated photograph has a clear LGBT+ related theme, not make any
assessment about whether it should be a Featured Picture.

The request is draft, so any feedback or improvements to the text are welcome.

Cheers,
Fae
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Carol Moore dc | 27 Jun 02:39 2016
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Ruth Barrett bio

It looks like her bio is being challenged just as the book she edited is 
starting to get reliable source attention. In case anyone wants to work 
on it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Barrett

The book is "Female Erasure: What You Need To Know About Gender 
Politics’, War On Woman, the Female Sex, and Human Rights"

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| 24 Jun 00:22 2016
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Looking for Queen Waldra

Waldra became the wife of Lothar II in AD 862, but was pursued by the
Pope to have them separated, accused of having too much power over the
King and was thought to be a witch.

See the nicely historical article which challenges us to create a
Wikipedia article for her at <
http://www.historymatters.group.shef.ac.uk/erased-history-queen-waldrada
>

There is a page in German at < https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldrada
>, however the English Wikipedia only has a redirect to Lothar.

Anyone game for creating the biography and posting a link to it at the
historymatters group?

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Carol Moore dc | 8 Jun 22:29 2016
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Harvard Business School: "Why Do So Few Women Edit Wikipedia?"

Results not very surprising...

Why Do So Few Women Edit Wikipedia?
https://hbr.org/2016/06/why-do-so-few-women-edit-wikipedia

review at:
http://www.attn.com/stories/8908/study-shows-gender-gap-on-wikipedia

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Chris "Jethro" Schilling | 31 May 19:25 2016
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Participate in the Inspire Campaign on Addressing Harassment

I am pleased to announce the launch of the third Inspire Campaign for IdeaLab, focused on addressing harassment of Wikimedia project contributors:


Harassment diminishes the experience of contributing and participation for a substantial number of individuals, even those who simply witness it.  Current methods of dealing with harassment are considered unacceptable as they often do not lead to productive outcomes.[1]

During the month-long campaign, you are invited to submit & review ideas on how to better address harassment. Consider joining a team to help make an idea happen.  Ideas can be submitted in any language, and focus on research, building tools or software, outreach efforts, or something completely new.  Grants are available from the Wikimedia Foundation to fund projects that are eligible for financial support.[2]  Ideas focused on changes to community policies and guidelines are also welcome.  Google Hangout sessions are also scheduled in June if you’d like to discuss your idea or have questions about WMF grants.[3]

Questions about the campaign can be directed at the Inspire talk page.[4]  An FAQ page about the campaign is also available.[5]

If you want to help make your projects safer for everyone to participate in, I encourage you to participate in this Inspire Campaign.  I believe we can work together to address this difficult and important issue.

With thanks,

Chris "Jethro" Schilling 
Community Organizer, Wikimedia Foundation



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Neotarf | 20 May 21:55 2016
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Panel: "We Belong Here: Pushing Back Against Online Harassment"

Haven't had time to listen to the whole thing yet, but this panel looks promising. Sampling a few sound bites, the speaker at 19:00 is Dr. Michelle Ferrier: "The terrorism that these groups inflict on you is very deep and very powerful and very real, and so literally after three years I...changing my roles, not working nights, trying to find ways to solve this, and the problem was I came to almost every single professional organization and asked, "where are your conference sessions talking about this, where are your programs to be able to protect and support journalists?  You're talking about diversity in the media?  You're bringing us in, and we're going out the back door just as quickly as we're coming in the front, because we're scared to death, and you have done nothing to protect us."

http://ona15.journalists.org/sessions/antiharassmentkeynote/#.Vz8-874kRCa

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JJ Marr | 13 May 03:51 2016
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Re: Defining harassment: the first empirical investigation into the nature of creepiness

We shouldn't conflate "creepy" and "harassment" at all, to be honest. Sure, plenty of things that are creepy are also harassment, but plenty of things that are considered creepy are just poor social skills (laughing inappropriately) and may even be due to health conditions (greasy skin).

Harassment is a very serious allegation implying plenty of abuse, and using the term in conjunction with "creepy" degrades it to a level not befitting of what it truly is.

Also, saying "defining harassment" and then implying that the definition of it is the "nature of creepiness" feels pretty discriminatory to those who are less privileged in the area of social skills. Sometimes I don't know when I'm talking about a subject for too long, and labelling that "creepy" and implying it might be harassment seems to be crossing the line for me.

On May 10, 2016 12:01 PM, "Neotarf" <neotarf <at> gmail.com> wrote:
A study published in the journal New Ideas in Psychology, unfortunately behind a paywall, reviewed by Dr. NerdLove. [1]

Some highlights:

*"So we’re not allowed to give women compliments?  – No, telling a woman how sexy she is isn’t a compliment, especially when you don’t have that level of intimacy with her."

*"One of the keys to what made someone creepy was the potential for ambiguity. The study’s authors suggest that because one’s creep-radar is keyed towards finding potential threats, the ambiguousness of somebody’s behavior could make people uncomfortable. After all, if you’re continually wondering if this person actually poses a threat to you, you’re left in a state of anxious paralysis; you’re continually on edge trying to determine just what the appropriate reaction to the situation is. Guessing wrong can have consequences, after all; misjudge a potential threat and now you’ve made yourself vulnerable to someone who means you harm."

*"One of the most common ways guys are creepy is by ignoring issues of boundaries and demonstrating that they have more information about somebody than they should." Example from Instagram: He: "So I take it you're staying at the Excalibur?" She: "Excuse me, do you not seriously realize how f*cking creepy it is for a stranger to message a woman out of the blue insinuating he knows where she is?"

*From the comments: "Someone who comes close to that line and manages not to cross it obviously knows where it is."


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Neotarf | 12 May 16:40 2016
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CBC establishes procedures for bullying and harassment

In the wake of the latest Jian Ghomesh trial, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation says it has implemented "a revised HR process for recording complaints of bullying and sexual harassment, the establishment of an harassment helpline and new training for its managers and staff." [1]

The CBC came in for some heavy criticism of their internal investigation processes: "[CBC] retained a lawyer, with whom it had had a previous relationship, to conduct its 'investigation.' And who ran that investigation? The CBC's own legal and human resource departments -- the very ones who should have been the subject of the investigation."  The staff was warned that any statements they made during the investigation could be used against them and the employees' union advised the staff not to participate. [2]

For those who like the TL;DR version, the CBC description of its investigation, with links to the text of the full report: [3]

FWIW, although the recent WMF harassment survey was an in-house project (and no one questions its integrity), [4] the WMF apparently does hire an outside firm to develop trust with its staff. [5]
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Neotarf | 10 May 18:01 2016
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Defining harassment: the first empirical investigation into the nature of creepiness

A study published in the journal New Ideas in Psychology, unfortunately behind a paywall, reviewed by Dr. NerdLove. [1]

Some highlights:

*"So we’re not allowed to give women compliments?  – No, telling a woman how sexy she is isn’t a compliment, especially when you don’t have that level of intimacy with her."

*"One of the keys to what made someone creepy was the potential for ambiguity. The study’s authors suggest that because one’s creep-radar is keyed towards finding potential threats, the ambiguousness of somebody’s behavior could make people uncomfortable. After all, if you’re continually wondering if this person actually poses a threat to you, you’re left in a state of anxious paralysis; you’re continually on edge trying to determine just what the appropriate reaction to the situation is. Guessing wrong can have consequences, after all; misjudge a potential threat and now you’ve made yourself vulnerable to someone who means you harm."

*"One of the most common ways guys are creepy is by ignoring issues of boundaries and demonstrating that they have more information about somebody than they should." Example from Instagram: He: "So I take it you're staying at the Excalibur?" She: "Excuse me, do you not seriously realize how f*cking creepy it is for a stranger to message a woman out of the blue insinuating he knows where she is?"

*From the comments: "Someone who comes close to that line and manages not to cross it obviously knows where it is."

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Natalia Szafran-Kozakowska | 5 May 22:06 2016
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Sharing knowledge about notable women from the Central and Eastern Europe

Hi all!

I'm not sure if you know the CEE Spring 2016 project. It is an article writing contest held on 29 language versions of Wikipedia aiming to gather knowledge about the countries of Central and Eastern Europe[1]. The participants write about different topics related to the region. But the topic that is supported the most are women biographies. We feel that this is important to inspire users to discover and share stories about the notable women from the region. You can read more about how we do it at the CEE Spring blog[2][3].
Our ideas seem to be working - in some language versions more than 60% of biographies created during the contest are about women! 
The contest is still on (it will last till May 31) so it is still time to join us and write about Central European women. Especially that this week we are holding a special international challenge related to women in science and education[3]. 

Natalia [[user:Magalia]]

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Neotarf | 4 May 16:18 2016
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"Danielle Citron speaks at WikiConference USA 2015" transcript posted

The transcript of law professor Danielle Citron's online harassment speech to Wikiconference USA has been posted to WikiSource: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Danielle_Citron_speaks_at_WikiConference_USA_2015
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