On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 9:38 AM, Philippe Beaudette <philippe@wikimedia.org> wrote:

On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 9:01 PM, Adrianne Wadewitz <wadewitz@gmail.com> wrote:
 Many women react in ways that are just as sexist as men. Some of
the most damaging sexism I have seen on Wikipedia came from female
editors. We should not exclude male voices based on the assumption
that they could be sexist but allow any female voice.

I've struggled with this list, today.  I feel emotionally blackmailed - as though because I'm male I'm bad.  But the truth is, I've sat and read.  I'm not sure I've posted since my introduction.  I've commiserated, and I've looked for solutions. There are others like me.  I work with some of them.  It hurts to be painted with broad strokes, and I understand that's what women have dealt with forever... but it's no fun.  And Kaldari, for instance, is the most radical feminist I know... and he's male.

Exclusionary practices are out of line with Wikimedia - at least the Wikimedia I want to be a part of.

Adrianne, thank you for you post.  It was powerful and drew me out of silence.


Philippe Beaudette
Head of Reader Relations
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

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I found this entire thread rather entertaining, blown out of proportion. 

If we agree to this, I'd like to propose another sub-list for Caucasian Wikipedians and non-Caucasians and then several other sub-groups till everyone has their own list. ;)


Oops, my karma ran over your dogma.