Lists and categories are essentially search tools. People are interested in
locating content about women in vocations and hobbied historical held by
men. Lists and categories aid in finding this content without looking at
each entry to determine the gender.
For occupations, such as nursing, where females dominant, a list of male
nurses would be useful.
Since women historically held fewer notable position, more often these
gender specific lists will cover women.
On Feb 8, 2012 11:45 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
are also 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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