> Harassment: Has harassment been addressed in a comprehensive way on
> all sites, including all of the WP site? As an example, Wikipedia has
> had a problem with low and declining female participation for years,
> and the WMF has often stated that it would like to address it. Are
> women actively encouraged to participate on Wikipedia by the WMF or
> other organizations? If we're not doing everything to protect women
> and all other Wikipedians, is it morally or ethically correct to
> perform outreach to potentially vulnerable groups? I'd especially like
> to hear about this from a female perspective.

A great start would be to hold this conversation in a safe space where
people can discuss without fear of reprisal. I do not mean to say that
wikimedia-l, nor any other public Wikimedia mailing list or page, is an
inherently unsafe place to hold this discussion—that's not the case at all.
But trying to hold this discussion after all the drama that you have been
passing through this list in the past few days makes this a scary place for
myself and others to post.

You have ensured that this list has Wikipediocracy's rapt attention.
Although I don't doubt the folks over there pay some attention to the
regular goings-on of this list, the threads that you have been motivating
and interacting with mean that every comment to this list is being
scrutinized, and anyone they dislike is being torn apart. You have also
shown that you have been interacting with and, at least to some degree,
sympathizing with at least one person who, I feel, is dangerous.

You have created a space where comments are being picked apart by a group of
people eager to find or fabricate any flaw. My revision-deletion of an
extremely violent and threatening edit was construed not as a standard admin
action but as some sort of "clean-up" after someone whom they feel I am
desperate to protect or cover up. You have drawn the attention of a
dangerous user, who had not had contact with me for quite some time until
now. You have the attention of at least one, likely more, of the people who
created the racist, sexist, and threatening attack/doxxing pages mentioning
me at EncyclopediaDramatica.

So you'll have to excuse me when I'm somewhat unwilling to give my more
in-depth "female perspective" here and now.

Molly (GorillaWarfare)

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