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Wikipedia and gender

31 January 2011

1. Wikipedia and gender

Despite the popularity of Wikipedia among both genders, a gender gap exists in terms of its contributors. According to the New York Times, only 13 % of Wikipedia contributors are women. Read the following article and the debate on the gender imbalance in the contributors of Wikipedia.

Define Gender Gap? Look Up Wikipedia’s Contributor List (Jan. 30, 2011)

Where Are the Women in Wikipedia? Room for Debate in NYT (Feb. 3, 2011)– Different viewpoints on the gender imbalance

Gender gap across countries by Joseph Reagle (update, Feb. 10, 2011)

WP: Clubhouse? An Exploration of Wikipedia’s Gender Imbalance (update, Sept. 17, 2011)

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An animated history of Wikipedia via Open Culture

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