[Gendergap] Hardcore images essay - HELP!

Ryan Kaldari rkaldari at wikimedia.org
Thu Feb 17 20:15:04 UTC 2011

Yep, try 

So do we all agree that the Principle of Least Astonishment needs to be 
encoded into some kind of policy or guideline? In other words, images 
with a sexual context should only appear in articles/categories that 
also have a sexual context. Otherwise, Wikipedia naturally tends towards 
an editorial policy dictated by 20-year-old single white males who see 
no problem with keeping pictures of naked women in every corner of 
Wikipedia and Commons.

Ryan Kaldari

On 2/17/11 11:55 AM, Sydney Poore wrote:
> Not true.
> In fact the careless way that these images are categorized and linked 
> to inappropriate articles is one of my main concerns.
> Often sexually explicit or sexually titillating images placed in very 
> mundane categories like electric fan, couch, or coca cola.
> So when these topic are linked to Commons the sexual content appears 
> without the person expecting it.
> My attempts to fix this on a case by case basis are often reverted.
> When I discuss it with the some of the people reverting, I'm told that 
> I denying people the ability to find these images...censorship.
> Sydney
> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 12:47 PM, Nepenthe <topazbutterfly at gmail.com 
> <mailto:topazbutterfly at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     An important point to remember about images depicting sexual
>     practices on Wikipedia: one has to look for them. In order to see
>     the image stirring so much controversy, one actually has to visit
>     "Bukkake". This isn't Playboy calendars on the wall, it's Playboys
>     under the mattress in a different city.
>     Unless our missing female contributors are entering through the
>     site through pornography and sexuality pages, it's relatively
>     unlikely that they will see any of these images. Perhaps it is
>     possible to exclude them from "Random page", in which case a
>     person offended by the images would never see them unless they
>     looked for them specifically.
>     Nepenthe
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