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

Fred Bauder fredbaud at fairpoint.net
Mon May 16 13:46:42 UTC 2011

The image is derivative, see


but its theme of editorial freedom is culturally significant, at least to
the Wikimedia movement.


> The image is also not artistically, historically, or culturally
> significant,
> unlike all the other examples you cited. The only reason it's featured is
> because it's sexually arousing to anime fanboys who happen to dominate
> the
> culture of Wikimedia Commons. I don't need to crawl into a semantic
> rabbit-hole to defend this observation. I think its obvious to any
> reasonable person. If the image would be embarrassing to pull up in front
> of
> a classful of students, it shouldn't be on the Commons Main Page.
> Ryan Kaldari
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