On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 9:13 AM, Kathleen McCook <klmccook@gmail.com> wrote:
Of course they are scared. of course they are mean. equality is terrifying to them. so they do these kinds of things over and over and we fight back little by little...but each day another woman steps up on your shoulders and is carried to make an edit that changes their horridness. ...

I noticed recently that [[List of vegetarians]] on the English Wikipedia contained 13 images of women, five of which were of porn stars, Playmates of the Year, etc, including the first image.

An earlier version contained six out of 13. The first two images at that time were Pamela Anderson in a bikini, followed by Jayde Nicole, a Playboy Playmate of the Year.

I was reverted when I tried to remove them all, so I started an RfC on the talk page, and alerted WikiProject Feminism. In turn, the editor who added them (who uses a woman's name) alerted WikiProject Pornography, so it seems likely that some at least will be kept; the article is now down to two images of porn stars and starts with Christine Lagarde, director-general of the International Monetary Fund. The editor who first added the images wrote on talk that, if we really want the images to be representative of women in general, "we should be looking for images of nurses, waitresses, school teachers, barmaids and prostitutes."

I was hesitant to mention this on the list to avoid allegations of offwiki canvassing, so it's probably best that no one go to the RfC to comment. But I think it's important to mention it in the context of this thread. It does seem to me that the sexism is getting worse, more blatant.