Wikipedia:WikiProject Countering systemic bias/Gender gap task force/related resources

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Related Resources: Projects and Writings

These miscellaneous items generally are not “reliable sources” but are interesting background material related to Wikipedia’s gender gap. They are provided in addition to the List of research studies on the Gender Gap, List of mainstream and tech media articles and List of Wikimedia/Wikipedia Gender Gap action projects.

Related projects

Research studies/writings on similar topics and/or communities

Interesting blog and other articles

Misogyny and internet harassment

  • Violet Blue, “Quora’s misogyny problem: A cautionary tale”, ZDNet, June 22, 2014. Quote: “Sites that care can educate their admins and mods about online harassment, on detecting racist and sexist language, on conflict resolution and conflict diffusion, target and non-target status, and backhanded attacks (aka ‘poisoning the well’).”
  • Maeve Duggan, “Online Harassment”, Pew Research Internet Project, October 22, 2014. Survey by the Pew Research Center. (See Slate review below.)

Policy and legal considerations

  • “Harassment”, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Description of offensive conduct regarded as employment discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, (ADA).
  • Eugene Volokh, “Freedom of Speech in Cyberspace from the Listener’s Perspective” U Chicago Legal Forum 377, 414-21, 1996. A collection of examples–mostly excerpts from published law review articles–of how workplace harassment law is increasingly being applied to areas outside of the workplace: “public accommodations” like libraries, restaurants, bookstores, and online services.
  • Ellen Simon, “Gender Based Profanity Constitutes Sexual Harassment” Employee Rights Post, January 27, 2010. Review of Reeves v. C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. “A constant flow of profanity in the workplace can constitute sexual harassment and gender discrimination” regardless of whether it is addressed to anyone directly.

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