On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 9:57 AM, Russavia <russavia.wikipedia(a)gmail.com>wrote;wrote:
Frankly, I don't know why this is a
"feminist" issue; rather than an
issue of common sense.
It is not a finite list, and for the vast majority of people on the
list, being a vegetarian is hardly responsible for even the smallest
piece of their notability; it is an arbitrary piece of trivia for most
of them. Take http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Lagarde
example, her vegetarianism is but an afterthought in her biography,
yet she is being placed as the most prominent vegetarian in that
article. I would argue that this is taking the whole "feminist" issue
to its most illogical and extreme. ...
Hi Russavia, the question is why Wikipedia represented 13 women vegetarians
visually by including six porn stars. They were there from at least June
2010 until recently, and even now there are still three. If a similarly
racist situation existed, I think it would have been spotted and dealt with
As of August 2012,
list of women consisted of:
Former porn star in a bikini; Playboy Playmate with breasts half exposed;
tennis player; figure skater; actress; singer; presenter and model;
actress; politician; singer; actress; primatologist; singer; model in a
bikini; Playboy Playmate; dancer; Playboy Playmate; actress; porn actress.
But the list of men was very different:
Doctor and politician; scientist; revolutionary; philosopher; politician;
playwright; chief rabbi; artist; chief rabbi; psychiatrist; journalist;
writer; doctor; novelist; architect; Archbishop of Constantinople; poet;
singer-songwriter; comedian; doctor; football player; actor; musician;
That we allow women and men to be represented so differently suggests that
Wikipedia has a problem recognizing and dealing with sexism. So the
question is why, and how can we change it?