Really? I think you haven't thought this through Richard - (although as a bloke you could be wrong :-) ).
Women in Red was started because some felt that the lack of gender equality in Wiki was a problem caused by the low number of female editors. It was thought that we should encourage women to be editors because then they could address the gender disparity problem with articles. That didn't work, (as the WMF admit). I'm pleased to say that we overcame this. Women in Red is roughly 50% of two of the genders. The monthly editathon in Edinburgh is led by a bloke. The three international editathons are led by a bloke. (Surely Womanthoogy can operate positive discrimination without our encouragement to only choose a woman editor.) It could be that some women editors want to edit stuff about tanks or fashion. My worry is that if we return to the idea that this is a woman's problem then we cut the active editors by at least half. Equality is our problem. 14% has become 17.5% in 2.5 years. That has been achieved by editors, not women. Oh, and well done, WSF. I would suggest HistorianAlice or Jess if we insist that this is a woman's problem. R <https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail> Virus-free. www.avast.com <https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail> <#DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2> On 11 March 2018 at 14:49, Richard Nevell <richard.a.j.nev...@gmail.com> wrote: > I think this would be a good opportunity for one of Wikimedia UK's female > volunteers to talk about their work. > > On 11 Mar 2018 13:00, "Roger Bamkin" <victuall...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Hi David, > > I started Women in Red which moved the needle from 14% to 17.49%. She can > see the twitter page at #wikiwomeninred and there is a women in red > Wikipedia page. We can also talk about the work we hsave done with United > Nations, Unesco, cambridge uni, wikimedia uk, ng, fr, ca, etc and the BBC. > > Happy for you to give her my details. > > regards > > Roger > > On 11 March 2018 at 12:40, David Gerard <dger...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Got a call on Friday from Fiona Tatton from Womanthology. She was >> interested in talking to someone who's worked on improving >> representation of women in Wikipedia, and editing Wikipedia. >> >> Coverage is basically talking to individuals about what they do. >> >> I'm pretty sure this'll be a positive for our work ... >> >> Best method: look at the site, if you'd like to be there then go to >> the contact form. >> >> (She left a phone message with Lucy, but I said I'd forward something >> here too.) >> >> >> - d. >> >> >> ==== >> Great speaking to you just now. Thank you for your time. As >> discussed, I work on Womanthology, a digital magazine that champions >> positive female role models and challenges the stereotypes of what it >> means to be a ‘successful’ woman today. Please have a look: >> >> www.womanthology.co.uk >> >> I’m working on a Women of History issue - I’m interested in >> representation of historical female figures and the way editathons are >> being used to highlight the achievements of women who have been >> previously overlooked. >> ==== >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimedia UK mailing list >> wikimediau...@wikimedia.org >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l >> WMUK: https://wikimedia.org.uk > > > > > -- > Roger Bamkin > *0771 9790901 <07719%20790901>* > 01332 702993 > Google+:Victuallers > Skype:Victuallers1 > Flickr:Victuallers2 > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia UK mailing list > wikimediau...@wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l > WMUK: https://wikimedia.org.uk > > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia UK mailing list > wikimediau...@wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l > WMUK: https://wikimedia.org.uk > -- Roger Bamkin *0771 9790901* 01332 702993 Google+:Victuallers Skype:Victuallers1 Flickr:Victuallers2
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