It is really shocking and shameful behavior. To my surprise, the edit war is still going on there..... I have put the article to my 'watch list'. It can be a good assignment for those who want to work for the issue of gender bias to restore the article to its original form. (At least to see that more and more meaningful information is added) It will be learning about rules in the process.
I dont know how much time I will be able to dedicate for this right now. But I plan to edit the article and to fight vandalism there. Thanks. On Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 12:56 PM, Ashwin Baindur <ashwin.bain...@gmail.com>wrote: > Wikipedia’s Sexism Toward Female > Novelists<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/28/opinion/sunday/wikipedias-sexism-toward-female-novelists.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y&_r=0> > by Amanda Filipacchi > New York Times, Published: April 24, 2013 > > I JUST noticed something strange on Wikipedia. It appears that gradually, > over time, editors have begun the process of moving women, one by one, > alphabetically, from the “American Novelists” category to the “American > Women Novelists” subcategory... > > Wikipedia’s > Sexism<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/28/opinion/sunday/wikipedias-sexism.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y> > by Amanda Filipacchi > New York Times, Published: April 27, 2013 > > Early last week I noticed something strange on Wikipedia. It appeared > that, gradually, over time, the volunteer editors who create the site had > begun moving women, one by one, from the “American Novelists” category to > the “American Women Novelists” subcategory. ... s soon as the Op-Ed > article appeared, unhappy Wikipedia editors pounced on my Wikipedia page > and started making alterations to it, erasing as much as they possibly > could without (I assume) technically breaking the rules. They removed the > links to outside sources, like interviews of me and reviews of my novels.... > > > -- > Warm regards, > > Ashwin Baindur > ------------------------------------------------------ > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-in-en mailing list > wikimedia-in...@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-in-en > >
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