87 Percent of Wikipedia Contributors Are Men

wikipediaWikipedia articles about women authors and activists are deleted, while other pages stay on the site, one female editor says. This might be because men still make up 87 percent of the online dictionary’s contributors, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales said at the annual Wikimania conference in Hong Kong.
Efforts to encourage female editors to the site seem to have stalled, and Wikipedia plans to host a conference on encouraging diversity in November.
When editor Sydney Poore started noticing a lack of women’s health articles on the site and was invited to be part of a Wikimedia committee – the only woman of the group – she said, “I felt like I was living in the 1980s.” Read more at the Wal Street Journal.
{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


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