I think this is a great idea. Since research has shone that women's
biographies are proportionately underrepresented on Wikipedia, lists
of women in particular areas are a useful tool for people interested
in writing biographies of women to fill in the gaps. It's also a
great place to start for new editors (and we all want new editors!).
Someday these lists won't be necessary, I hope. But until then they
are useful and fun as well.
On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 8:44 AM, emijrp <emijrp(a)gmail.com> wrote:
It is a good work Sarah. But I don't understand
why those lists where women
are separated from men are needed. I think that the only reason is that
there are persons who would need to read only about "female chessplayers",
"female ...", etc. But in the same fashion, there are persons who need to
read only about "male chessplayers".
We can see as http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_men
populated than http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_women
you would say that the "male" version of that lists are the "regular"
But we can see that the female astronauts that are included here
(see ♀ symbol),
but there is no a "List of male astronauts". If we are going to take this
approach, we have to start lists for both gender, separated and joined.
By the way, I'm interested in searching for missing female biographies
comparing Wikipedia biographical corpora in an automated way and make some
lists of red links. I will think about that.
2012/2/8 Sarah Stierch <sarah.stierch(a)gmail.com>
A few of us came together on the WikiWomen's History Month page to create
a "List of Lists of Women" on English Wikipedia. Plenty of red links
throughout the lists included, and yes everything is covered involving
women! Even women pirates...
I know we'd love to see a similar collection in other languages, and use
them as tools for figuring out what other lists need to be created, but also
what articles need to be made.
Also, please take a look at our English WikiWomen's History Page:
We have more events that have been added, so please get involved, online
or offline! There are also discussions on the talk page.
Looking forward to seeing some great things happen in March,
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