I don't want to get into the details of what happened to Adrianne, as it
could be a trigger for some people. If you really really need to know you
can email me off list.
Just so people know, a group of us in the HASTAC/FemBot/FemTech community
are planning a series of edit-a-thons in her honor in late May. Another
group of us, Wikimedia and academia related, are organizing ways to
coordinate an academic scholarship on her behalf.
I'm taking some much needed personal time this week (and longer if needed)
to mourn. But, I'll keep this list posted as things proceed (and perhaps
others will, too).
On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 9:38 AM, Jane Darnell <jane023(a)gmail.com> wrote:
All I know is what is reported on her Wikipedia
2014-04-11 18:32 GMT+02:00, Daniel and Elizabeth Case <
[Gendergap] Blogger and Wikipedian Adrianne Wadewitz died
This is to inform you that one of the contributors
to this list who
spent a lot of time working on the Gendergap issue and ways to solve
it, has died in a rock-climbing accident.
How truly sad.
While I did not work with her on any gendergap-related issues, I remember
her well as a tenacious reviewer of DYK submissions, mine included. We
didn't always agree, but I never doubted her integrity and commitment to
ideals of Wikipedia and Wikimedia.
I would note for this list her high output of featured articles, many of
them on works of women like Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, from her chosen
period of literary study, the late 18th and early 19th century, as well
biographies of some major and minor figures of
that epoch (including the
now-infamous [[Fanny Imlay]] article, one of the few nominated for
(albeit strategically) on the same day it was on
the main page. Nobody
her could have defended that article on the talk
page as well as she did
(compare with yours truly, a few grafs down)). Oh, and a nice
with another editor on [[Joseph Priestley
Are there any further details on the circumstances of her death, like
and what she was doing or attempting to do at the
time? I ask only
they will inevitably be reported in this
year's "Accidents in North
Mountaineering" along with the usual
critique, and it would be useful to
know before reading it since names are not usually given and I would
know so I know when I'm reading about the
death of an acquaintance.
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