Hi everyone,

A few months ago Laura Hale founded WP:Women's sport on English Wikipedia.[1] While it's not an area I tend to work in, I've noticed it popping up on my radar with a French-English-Hebrew speaking editor named Genevieve2 who has been posting about it on WP:Feminism and WP:Women's History talk pages.

Some of you might have interest in the project, right now Genevieve is trying to inspire folks to participate in writing an article and major women's sports in North America.[2] It might interest some of you, or perhaps inspire some of you to translate or write related articles in whatever language of your choice!

And if you're in the mood to get a bit fiery or involved in conversation, a discussion about gender in articles (i.e. "This is a men's football tournament," for the SuperBowl, for example) has been brought up on the talk page.[3]  (It also appears to me that the people involved in the conversation are male, correct me if I'm wrong, of course!)

Great work Laura at starting the project and Genevieve (who I don't believe is on this list, yet) for promoting collaboration amongst Wikipedians. It's been nice to see my cohorts from WP:Feminism jumping into handle some tough tasks of copy editing issues on some articles. 


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Women%27s_sport
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Genevieve2/sandbox0001A
[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Women%27s_sport#Statement_of_gender

Sarah Stierch
Wikimedia Foundation Community Fellow
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