There have been numerous discussions among folks in the space exploration
community that use of the word "manned" and "unmanned" in Wikipedia
outdated and gender-biased. Unfortunately, going in and fixing all of these
by hand would be rather labor-intensive...
Someone recently created a browser plugin that replaces "manned" with
"crewed." (See https://twitter.com/mcnees/status/570409472818061312
would be such an awesome thing if a bot existed that updated these
instances for real on English Wikipedia. Anyone have ideas for making this
happen, perhaps just limiting it to space exploration? I do see some issues
with it being done wholesale for the whole site, as certain terms might
contain terminology that would create confusion if changed automatically.
(For instance, "unmanned aerial vehicles," for better or for worse, is a
known term that I wouldn't advocate changing at this time.)
Anyway, just thinking out loud...