Wikipedia and the war on women’s dignity
This article mentions an individual who's caused problems at the Gender
Gap task force.
Off wiki sites engaging in outing is, like hashtags, a two edged sword.
It can be used against truly problematic individuals who troll behind
anonymity. But it also can be used against solid editors whose job or
other situation necessitates anonymity but who have angered the wrong
troll by trying to comply with policy.
And the absurdities continue....
Hey, I've been following this list for a while. I'm pretty sick of the
constant sexism on Wikipedia, and depressed because it's not just a few
users, but seen in the opinions and suggestions of so many. I've started a
twitter account (https://twitter.com/SaidOnWP) to give some examples of
what I think the most egregious things said are. This will probably upset
some users, especially users that meant well, but many things that are said
that are "well-meaning" have some offensive underlying ideas.
I want to show the mass of evidence that sexism exists on WP in a venue
where it doesn't have to be interrupted by users demanding proof. I know
that this is more confrontational than some users will want, but I'm sick
of the anti-interventionalist sentiment from different quarters in WP, with
the attitude "oh! well it's up to what the community wants...!" This is a
problem with the community and I hope to shed some light on it.
I'm going to be posting things every day and have enough content planned
for about a month, repost, send me examples or follow my twitter. I'm only
posting content from this year, and include analyses, discussions,
commentary and incidents.
as some of you might already know, Wikimedia Deutschland recently published
the study "Charting Diversity" that summarizes the key conclusions of our
research and development project "Diversity for Wikipedia".
Today we officially announced the study to the international movement with
a new blog post on the Wikimedia blog:
We are happy if you share the blogpost in your networks in order to make
more people aware of the study!
Bereichsassistent Bildung und Wissen
Assistant Education and Knowledge
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
Stellen Sie sich eine Welt vor, in der jeder Mensch an der Menge allen
Wissens frei teilhaben kann. Helfen Sie uns dabei!
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.V.
Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter
der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für
Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/681/51985.
There will clearly never be a consensus for any administrative action to
be taken with respect to this incident, therefore this discussion only
continues to serve as a drama-generating time vampire. Both sides of the
argument need to step back, take a deep breath, and act like rational
adults. The editors that are alleging disruption need to realize that
there is a difference between someone being uncivil/disruptive and
someone simply disagreeing with your point of view. The editors who have
been accused of disruption need to realize that while it is ok to
disagree with someone's point of view, doing it in a brusque or rude
manner will only make it less likely that the other side will actually
consider your point of view, rather than simply focus on your attitude
and ultimately end up in an entirely unproductive discussion like the
one you see below here.
In summary, no action will come of this discussion, and all of the
involved parties here need to work this out amongst themselves like
One editor was disgusted and requested an Arbitration which looks like
it will be declined, which is preferred until we at least find out if
these guys intend to keep it up. (I know my Wikihounder of the last
year intends to and has been doing so.)
Despite the large number of individuals disgusted with the disruption,
some Admins and Arbitrators refuse to take it seriously.
Unfortunately, the only real solution is Electing Admins and Aribtrators
against the Gender Gap.
But who needs the grief??