Irony?? As the meme says, "You keep using that word and I don't think you know what it means."  -

I think the word hostile is more suitable. There's a difference between constructive criticism of an idea, and calling it 'idiotic' and 'stupid.' While I think you make a good point, it's completely eclipsed by the words you chose. 

So, on to my constructive criticism. Haven't had the time to read the digest lately, so my apologies if I'm out of the loop. But the name "Wiki Loves Women" makes me cringe. It reminds me of all the times I've ever heard a guy who's been called out on his sexism say "But I love women! I have a mother! And a sister!" It says to me: trying too hard. Pandering. It makes me want to roll my eyes and go "yeah right." Maybe this is just a nitpick, and perhaps I am the only person who sees it that way. Just my opinion.

On the other hand, as an amateur photographer who is always looking to get more experience photographing people, this seems like an awesome idea in terms of trade. I often photograph friends' events for free - they get photos, and I get experience. Targeting women photographers could be a way to  draw more women to wiki as contributors and perhaps help to cultivate a different environment in commons.

Erin O'Rourke