[Commons-l] Fwd: [Gendergap] Photo of the Day on Wikimedia Commons

Walter Siegmund siegmund at astro.washington.edu
Mon May 16 02:53:49 UTC 2011

I agree that this selection does not further our goals of increasing  
female participation in Wikimedia projects. Thanks to Sarah for  


On May 15, 2011, at 7:48 PM, Steven Walling wrote:

> On Sun, May 15, 2011 at 7:31 PM, CherianTinu Abraham <tinucherian at gmail.com 
> > wrote:
> Surely I'm not the only one who noticed this lovely gem of a photo  
> of the day today. In my work environment - NFWS.
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
> Direct link to image:
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:On_the_edge_-_free_world_version.jpg
> I mean really? /facepalm
> This is the kind of imagery I have no desire to see on the front  
> page of Commons. I'm a very liberal person, but, this makes me not  
> want to even allow my MOTHER to use Commons.
> #wikilove,
> Sarah
> I feel exactly the same way. This is an insult to the people who  
> value the educational spirit of Commons.
> I attempted to argue that the image didn't meet the featured  
> criteria of Commons, but was drowned out by voters such as the one  
> who argued without irony, "{{Support}} I like her big tits".
> Whether or not Commons should host such images is really a separate  
> argument than whether we want to feature topless anime as the best  
> of the content we have.
> Steven
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