Guardian article "We will look back at cyber-harassment as a disgrace--if
we act now", by Danielle Citron.
"Whether it is thanks to commercial interests or social responsibility,
some online platforms have taken a stand against cyber-harassment. Social
media providers, including Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter, now ban
threats, cyber-harassment, and non-consensual pornography....
"Companies should be clear about their policies. They need to explain what
they mean by “cyber-harassment”, “non-consensual pornography”, “threats”
and “bullying”. Users will then have a better understanding of precisely
what is and what is not prohibited. Platforms should explain whether
content will be taken down or what the next step would be."
No mention of Wikipedia.
I'm currently conducting some research on the experiences of self-identified women editors on English Wikipedia. Despite the studies and articles discussing how so few women edit, still very little is known about the experiences of women who actively edit English Wikipedia and their perceptions of the gender gap. The goal is to make these findings useful to the Wikimedia/Wikipedia community (and the broader public). (I also welcome feedback about creative ways to do this!)
I'm seeking interviews with self-identified women editors of English Wikipedia who have been actively editing for 2+ years. This interview would take place over Skype, phone, or email, and your involvement would be completely confidential (and much appreciated)! If you're interested in participating, please email me at mcdona51(a)purdue.edu.
If you'd like to learn more about the project, here's the link<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Beyond_the_Gender_Gap:_Understandi…> to the Wikipedia research page. And please feel free to ask me any questions!
Research:Beyond the Gender Gap: Understanding Women's ...<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Beyond_the_Gender_Gap:_Understandi…>
Existing research on the Wikipedia gender gap has provided insight into the broad landscape of Wikipedia editorship trends, although it has not examined the gender ...
Danielle McDonald Corple
Graduate Assistant, Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Brian Lamb School of Communication
Office: Beering 2167
I am running currently a project in Switzerland dedicated to the gender gap. More information here (in French) https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Projet:Suisse/Biographies_des_femmes_en_Suisse and here on the website of the University of Geneva: http://www.unige.ch/rectorat/egalite/evenement/actualites/wikipedia/
I had an interesting encounter on Twitter with an established Wikipedian who suggested that women bios and bios in general were not well received by the wikipedian community because of admissibility issues.
This person also suggested that addressing gender gap could not be fulfilled by just having women write bios, because this is addressing only the gender bias. He said writing bios did not help women address more complicated and technical subjects.
He wrote that limiting the gender gap to the gender bias is not enough.
Does anyone have a clue on this subject and/or informations, discussion feeds and papers of academic research?
I had the idea that gender gap had two aspects: contributor gap and subject gap. To me gender bias had more to do with the way sexist stereotypes introduces differences in the way an article is written: for e.g. women bios tend to be more focused on the marital life and less on the work achieved, less linked to other articles. Therefore the two concepts cannot so easily be separated and have a two way causality.
So I would really appreciate an exchange on this subject (sorry if it has been addressed before), and of the ways we can address the problem in effect, and not just in theory (especially when running an editing workshop or edit-a-thon). Do we have somme sort of best practices somewhere? A group devoted to this?
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