After reading an interesting related discussion on GenderGap, I have
queried the top 10 users of the thanks feature last month, on both the
English Wikipedia and Commons. Snapshot image attached and report link
Perhaps someone might think of a suitable barnstar and award these
folks for "being nice"? :-)
P.S. This is a long query to run, taking 20 to 30 minutes due to the
nature of the logging tables. However if someone wanted to make a
monthly summary on-wiki somewhere, part of an active "be nice"
campaign, I would be happy to set up an automated monthly report (if
someone discovers this is already reported somewhere, that's cool we
can use that).
Its within the scope of WikiProject Women in Red. Someone on the team would
probably be well-suited to write the article.
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> 1. Re: Women's rights in 2015 (Neotarf)
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> Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2016 01:12:52 -0500
> From: Neotarf <neotarf(a)gmail.com>
> To: "Addressing gender equity and exploring ways to increase the
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> That's a great idea. These retrospectives are always a lot of fun. There
> used to be a TV series that reviewed the news of the week--That Was The
> Week That Was <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS8ac4catVk>--a comedy
> though, not serious. They also serve as a catchup for any events that you
> missed while traveling or whatever, I had thought it was Smallbones who
> suggested it, but didn't check. So thank you to Smallbones.
> These would be a lot easier to write if people would keep track of possible
> events to include throughout the year. Then at the end of the year, you
> would have all the sources and would just have to choose the most
> significant events, or whatever criteria you were using. Some of the links
> I gave above are not so much events as trends. I have also just thought
> of Justin Trudeau's "Because it's 2015" statement. Also some private
> companies that stepped into the act and banned online harassment--Reddit
> and Facebook took steps against online harassment after the iCloud hack,
> Google and Bing took action over the summer, and Twitter, which had defined
> itself as as a platform for speech, banned harassment against all
> expectation. Then there are annual things like pay equity day
> <http://www.pay-equity.org/day.html>, that could become an annual feature.
> Sue Gardner's Twitter has some info about women leaving tech in the side
> bar, that might be a good starting point for career trends. There might
> also be developments in women's health that people really should know
> about--treatments that become outmoded, discoveries, etc. I would prefer to
> call it just "Women in 2015", or something along those lines--sort of a
> State of the Union report.
> This doesn't really fit under the GGTF rubric, does it. Would it be
> worthwhile to start a separate project?
> On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 9:05 PM, SarahSV <sarahsv.wiki(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Neotarf,
> > I saw that Smallbones suggested that article on WT:GGTF
> > <
> > It would be wonderful to create a series of "women's rights in ...",
> > back decades. Thank you for compiling those sources.
> > Happy New Year, everyone!
> > Sarah
> > On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 6:51 PM, Keilana <keilanawiki(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Thanks for sending these along! Since my pet project is women scientists
> >> I want to note some articles that these sources could be used for. And a
> >> hearty congratulations to Maia for a lovely article from Scientific
> >> American! I'm quite pleasantly surprised that half already had articles
> >> and yes, this is progress. I'm going to write [[Margaret Tisdale]] this
> >> weekend, and y'all can hold me to it.
> >> * [[Kathryn Barnard]] is a redlink
> >> * [[Aída Fernández Ríos]] is a redlink
> >> * [[Anita Kurmann]] is a redlink
> >> * [[Dottie Thomas]] is a redlink
> >> * [[Margaret Tisdale]] is a redlink
> >> Happy new year everyone!
> >> -Emily
> >> On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 6:47 PM, Neotarf <neotarf(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> I notice someone suggested a followup to last year's Women's rights in
> >>> 2014 article. I was hoping someone would write one, mostly because I
> >>> usually follow these issues, and I found the last one rather
> >>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women's_rights_in_2014
> >>> The only gender-related events that stood out for me this year were the
> >>> Saudi elections, with women both voting and running for office for the
> >>> first time, and Gambia doing away with FGM.
> >>> If anyone wants to take a stab at it, or just read up on it, here is
> >>> start on sources. There are five women listed in the last link who do
> >>> yet have Wikipedia articles: Kathryn Barnard, Aída Fernández Ríos,
> >>> Kurmann, Dottie Thomas, and Margaret Tisdale. A couple of them have
> >>> obits, so some definite gaps in WP coverage there.
> >>> - Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies,
> >>> Realizing Rights -Authors/editor(s): UN Women
> >>> - Top 2015 Women's Equality Moments
> >>> - World Health Organization: Ten top issues for women's health
> >>> http://www.who.int/life-course/news/2015-intl-womens-day/en/
> >>> - Gone in 2015: Commemorating Ten Outstanding Women in Science
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