| 15 Jul 20:13 2016
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$600 grant request for LGBT+ related Featured Pictures

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

Good news, the WMF grant has now been approved! This gives the
community a modest prize fund of $600 for photographers sharing new
LGBT+ visually themed photographs on Commons which then get to
Featured Picture status either on Commons or one of the 43 different
language Wikipedias with Featured Picture processes.

There were a couple of areas to be tightened up before the competition
starts, refer to the grant page for details and feel free to chip in
with further questions (or to share ideas for possible answers).

If you would like to help out with this competition, either as an
experienced helper for photographers new to the Featured Pictures
process, a writer to propose a couple of central notices and list
announcements, or would like to help me and Funcrunch with checking
that nominations are appropriately "visually LGBT+ themed", drop me an
email in confidence (it may take me a while to get back to you as I'm
travelling over the coming week).

P.S. crossposting to GenderGap as I know a lot of LGBT+ and those
interested in helping with improving this type of diversity of content
and quality hang out here. :-)

Thanks,
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Marie Earley | 9 Jul 03:51 2016
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Female UK Prime Minister

From the beginning of September the UK will have a female Prime Minister, either Theresa May or Andrea Leadsom.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservative_Party_(UK)_leadership_election,_2016

If Hillary Clinton becomes President, then Germany, UK and US will all have female leaders.

Marie
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Michael J. Lowrey | 7 Jul 00:10 2016
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Fwd: [SHARP-L] Writing Culture in Southern German Women*s Convents

Any German-speakers on this list? This looks like a goldmine of lost women's culture!


From: Bettina Wagner <Bettina.Wagner <at> bsb-muenchen.de>
Date: Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 6:06 AM
Subject: Writing Culture in Southern German Women*s Convents



Writing Culture in Southern German Women's Convents

 

'Writing Culture in Southern German Women's Convents' was the focus of a project funded from September 2008 until May 2012 by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) as part of its action plan on 'Libraries and Archives in Cooperation with Research'. This programmatic new approach made possible the cataloguing, digitisation and academic study of medieval manuscripts and early printed books as well as of pragmatic documents and archival records from five selected southern German women's convents.

 

Jointly organised by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich and the Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv, the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster / Heinrich-Heine-Universität in Düsseldorf, the project studied the medieval books of these Bavarian convents and their archival holdings (until 1550) and now presents them embedded in their historical context. The manuscripts, archival records and incunables created or formerly owned by the Dominican sisters of Altenhohenau, the Bridgettines of Altomünster, the Poor Clares (St. Jakob am Anger) and Franciscan Tertiaries (Pütrichhaus) of Munich and the Benedictines of Neuburg an der Donau allowed systematic insights into the convent libraries, economic management and the particular roles of office holders. More broadly the project offered new perspectives on the education, internal organisation and the self-conception of these religious communities.

 

After the dissolution of these houses the historical records were divided up and as a result, books and documents are today preserved in libraries as well as in archives. It was therefore crucial to bring them back together under an overall perspective. Through a synthesis of the source material, the rich heritage of these often highly-educated women and their engagement with literature can be assessed and presented in an unprecedented way, within the wider context of these politically and economically influential communities.

 

When the project expired, the project partner provided in-house effort for the publication of the results. The documents have been recently made accessible online as well as in a printed catalogue.

 

A thematic research archive hosted by the Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online

https://www.bayerische-landesbibliothek-online.de/sueddeutsche-frauenkloester
offers introductory texts and an overview of the mediaeval holdings,structured by subject groups based on mediaeval ways of organising libraries and knowledge, to allow comparisons, despite the different quantity of source material from each convent. Links provide direct access to the digitised manuscripts, early printed books, documents and archival records. Manuscript descriptions are available online via http://www.manuscripta-mediaevalia.de.

 

The printed catalogue contains introductory material and detailed descriptions of the manuscripts from two of the convents as well as an overview of the printed material:

Katalog der lateinischen Handschriften der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek München. Die Handschriften aus den Klöstern Altenhohenau und Altomünster: Clm 2901-2966 sowie Streubestände gleicher Provenienz, Anja Freckmann, Juliane Trede and Elisabeth Wunderle, eds, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2016.

 

Melanie Hömberg's study of the economic practices of the female communities, 'Economic Book Keeping in Context', is available on the homepage through a link. Almut Breitenbach's publications are listed in the bibliography.

 

With best wishes,

The Project Team

  • Projektleitung, Universität Düsseldorf: Prof. Dr. Eva Schlotheuber
  • Projektleitung, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München: Dr. Bettina Wagner
  • Admin. Projektleitung, Generaldirektion der Staatlichen Archive Bayerns: Dr. Joachim Kemper, Dr. Michael Unger, Dr. Julian Holzapfl
  • Projektkoordination: Dr. Ingrid Gardill
  • Auswertung (Buchbestände): Dr. Almut Breitenbach
  • Auswertung (Wirtschaftsschriftlichkeit): Dr. Melanie Hömberg
  • Erschließung, Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv: Daniel Russell, Dr. Silvia Strodel, Dr. Peter Urbanek
  • Erschließung, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München: Dr. Anja Freckmann, Dr. Juliane Trede, Dr. Elisabeth Wunderle
  • Online-Präsentation, Universität Düsseldorf: Anna Durwen, Anna Bündgens, Julius Wimmer
  • Online-Präsentation, Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online: Dr. Stephan Kellner, Friedrich Ulf Röhrer-Ertl, Jasmina Zöller

 



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Dr. Bettina Wagner
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und der Inkunabelsammlung
Abteilung fuer Handschriften und Alte Drucke
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Ludwigstr. 16
D-80539 Muenchen
Germany
email: bettina.wagner <at> bsb-muenchen.de
Tel. (++49) 89 / 28638-2982
Fax. (++49) 89 / 28638-12982
postbox: D-80328 Muenchen
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Neotarf | 6 Jul 01:14 2016
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DARVO and harassment tactics

These are mostly TL:DR and not tailored specifically to online communities, but are mainly valuable for their overviews

DARVO

"DARVO stands for "Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender." The perpetrator or offender may Deny the behavior, Attack the individual doing the confronting, and Reverse the roles of Victim and Offender such that the perpetrator assumes the victim role and turns the true victim -- or the whistle blower -- into an alleged offender. This occurs, for instance, when an actually guilty perpetrator assumes the role of "falsely accused" and attacks the accuser's credibility or even blames the accuser of being the perpetrator of a false accusation."

http://dynamic.uoregon.edu/jjf/defineDARVO.html

Institutional Betrayal

"The term "Institutional Betrayal" refers to wrongdoings perpetrated by an institution upon individuals dependent on that institution, including failure to prevent or respond supportively to wrongdoings by individual"..."Victims, perpetrators, and witnesses may display betrayal blindness in order to preserve relationships, institutions, and social systems upon which they depend."

http://dynamic.uoregon.edu/jjf/institutionalbetrayal/index.html

Tactics against sexual harassment: the role of backfire

"...if an action is perceived as unjust and information about it is communicated to receptive audiences, it has the capacity to cause outrage and consequently backfire on the perpetrator. Perpetrators regularly use five types of tactics to inhibit outrage: (1) cover-up of the action; (2) devaluation of the target; (3) reinterpretation of the events; (4) use of official channels to give the appearance of justice; and (5) intimidation and bribery of targets, witnesses and others"

https://www.uow.edu.au/~bmartin/pubs/06jiws.html

"A button to report harassment"

This is ties in to the Citron speech Q&A on "precision in recall": or "a rule that was very easy for people who are harassed to report that harassment, but it also enabled people to use reporting harassment...to harass other people."...and "we’re making a place where you can safely report harassment, and somebody will turn around and well, now somebody is going to in a very hidden place, report that I’m harassing them, and you know, work against me..."

Now on Wikisource: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Danielle_Citron_speaks_at_WikiConference_USA_2015#Question_.234:_Conduct_policy_for_technical_spaces_.E2.80.93_.E2.80.9Cprecision_in_recall.E2.80.9D

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| 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.

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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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