This is a body of research going back to at least 2008, usually referred to
in the literature as "Cortina’s theory of selective incivility". It
categorizes types of selective incivility, and has data showing that
selective incivility causes marginalized groups to leave organizations.
"That is, 'generally' uncivil words and deeds make no overt reference to
gender or race (or any other social dimension). Nevertheless, incivility
may sometimes represent a covert manifestation of gender and racial bias
when women and people of color are selectively targeted."
The most frequently cited study is Selective Incivility as Modern
Discrimination in Organizations (2013):
I'm aware that some moderated accounts for this list have been under
moderation for a very long time, and in practice some recent posts
from these accounts took so long to get through the moderation queue
that they became irrelevant.
Are there any views on having an amnesty, and removing all
restrictions? This would be a nice gesture of good faith and reduce
expectations on current list mods.
reposting here - I read the English article and found it very interesting,
if only to remind us how far we have come on enwiki (from 15.5% to 17%)
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From: Eduardo Testart <etestart(a)gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 6:55 PM
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Women through the glass ceiling: gender asymmetries
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
One of the members from Wikimedia Chile, independently from the chapter and
before he became a member, was directly involved in the development of the
following article, that adress the gender inequality (or gender bias), and
which gives the title to the email:
It was published almost a year and half ago (March 1, 2016), and from an
internal and informal conversation that occurred yesterday in the Chapter,
he shared the link to the complete study
(in English). Worth to mention is that he presented preliminary results
(in Spanish) about it in the Wikimedia Chile Conference
<https://wikimedia.cl/Conferencia_Wikimedia_Chile_2015> from 2015.
I read the complete article yesterday, and found it extremely interesting,
so I took the liberty to share it here, in case you haven’t had the chance
to read it yet.
Also, the article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons
Attribution 4.0 International License :)
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