[Wikimedia-l] Exit Interview - Sue

Tom Morris tom at tommorris.org
Fri May 17 07:17:55 UTC 2013

On Friday, 17 May 2013 at 06:54, Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote:
> Dan Rosenthal, 17/05/2013 07:32:
> > Is there any thought or discussion as to whether Sue could (or would want
> > to) additionally do an actual Reddit IAmA, as Jorm did? Don't get me wrong,
> > I understand why it is on Meta and I think the Meta interview is a great
> > idea, but there is also something to be said for presenting to an audience
> > of people beyond our immediate community of users who even know about meta,
> > which Reddit's IAmA subreddit is. Especially since Sue has done some very
> > important work on things like gender issues and her departing thoughts on
> > broader internet governance issues that would benefit from a wider audience.
> Note however that Reddit is an all-male environment, as noted on some
> other list linking this:
> <https://infobeautiful3.s3.amazonaws.com/2013/01/1276_chicks_rule.png>.
> (Still not as bad as Wikimedia!)

Reddit is like the rest of the Internet: there are bits which are misogynist and horrible, and there are bits which are more progressive and inclusive on gender issues. r/mensrights or r/seduction are a hell of a lot creepier than, say, r/feminisms or r/lgbt or, indeed, some technical topic like r/python.

If Sue were to do an IAmA (and that's kind of up to her), there'd probably be some sexist assholery and some people who want to rant about the perceived injustice of wanting to encourage women to edit Wikipedia (I know, pass the smelling salts, what a radical idea), but there's a solution for that: report it to the mods and move on.

Tom Morris

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