Thanks, Asaf! This is very useful and interesting. There is much work to be done.
Cheers, Alex On Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 1:19 PM, Anna Stillwell <astillw...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Thank you for this, Asaf. Very useful. > /a > > On Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 12:14 PM, Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org> > wrote: > > > Hullo everyone. > > > > I was asked by a volunteer for help getting stats on the gender gap in > > content on a certain Wikipedia, and came up with simple Wikidata Query > > Service queries that pulled the total number of articles on a given > > Wikipedia about men and about women, to calculate *the proportion of > > articles about women out of all articles about humans*. > > > > Then I was curious about how that wiki compared to other wikis, so I ran > > the queries on a bunch of languages, and gathered the results into a > table, > > here: > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Ijon/Content_gap > > > > (please see the *caveat* there.) > > > > I don't have time to fully write-up everything I find interesting in > those > > results, but I will quickly point out the following: > > > > 1. The Nepali statistic is simply astonishing! There must be a story > > there. I'm keen on learning more about this, if anyone can shed light. > > > > 2. Evidently, ~13%-17% seems like a robust average of the proportion of > > articles about women among all biographies. > > > > 3. among the top 10 largest wikis, Japanese is the least imbalanced. > Good > > job, Japanese Wikipedians! I wonder if you have a good sense of what > > drives this relatively better balance. (my instinctive guess is pop > culture > > coverage.) > > > > 4. among the top 10 largest wikis, Russian is the most imbalanced. > > > > 5. I intend to re-generate these stats every two months or so, to > > eventually have some sense of trends and changes. > > > > 6. Your efforts, particularly on small-to-medium wikis, can really make a > > dent in these numbers! For example, it seems I am personally > > responsible for almost 1% of the coverage of women on Hebrew > Wikipedia! > > :) > > > > 7. I encourage you to share these numbers with your communities. Perhaps > > you'd like to overtake the wiki just above yours? :) > > > > 8. I'm happy to add additional languages to the table, by request. Or > you > > can do it yourself, too. :) > > > > A. > > > >  https://query.wikidata.org/ > >  Yay #100wikidays :) https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/100wikidays > > -- > > Asaf Bartov > > Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org> > > > > Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the > > sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality! > > https://donate.wikimedia.org > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > > > > -- > Anna Stillwell > Director of Culture and Collaboration > Wikimedia Foundation > 415.806.1536 > *www.wikimediafoundation.org <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org>* > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > -- Alexandra Wang Program Officer Community Resources Wikimedia Foundation <http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home> +1 415-839-6885 Skype: alexvwang _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>