Hi all, me again--
Forgive me if this has been discussed already, and if it has, to point me to the correct
place in the archives. It was something that came up in response to the webinar in a
multitude of ways, and that was basically: how do we address current male dominance of
Wikipedia while being welcoming of folks who don't fall on the gender-binary lines?
I ask for a couple reasons: one, we addressed this with the webinar by asking people who
identify as men to voluntarily waitlist themselves, to ensure that those who don't
identify as men find a spot, since that's who the webinar we created was intended for.
Then, a couple of folks who identified as genderqueer or trans asked me afterwards if
there were places like Wikichix (is this an active group, btw?) and gendergap for them to
discuss and support one another. I don't have an answer to that question, but I would
assume anyone who is addressing the pervasive male percentages would at least be welcome
here, regardless of how they identify.
Last, I'm wondering if this group is interested in including that kind of language in
the manifesto? It can feel like we are complicating things, for sure, but I would
certainly support it (as a *brand new* member, heh).
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