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Mainstream and tech media articles
Below is a listing of just some of the many articles from mainstream and technical media about the “Gender Gap” and Wikimedia projects, including English-language Wikipedia. Feel free to add listings specifically mentioning the Gender Gap on Wikimedia projects.
- Andrew LaVallee, Only 13% of Wikipedia Contributors Are Women, Study Says, Wall Street Journal, August 31, 2009. (About first, 2008 Wikipedia contributor survey.)
- Noam Cohen, Gender Gap? Look Up Wikipedia’s Contributor List, New York Times, January 30, 2011 (After the first 2011 survey results released)
- “Where Are the Women in Wikipedia?”. New York Times. 2 February 2011. – Introduction and links to eight opinions, including:
- Herring, Susan C. (4 February 2011). “Communication Styles Make a Difference”. New York Times (opinion).
- Reagle, Joseph M. (4 February 2011). “‘Open’ Doesn’t Include Everyone”. New York Times (opinion). Retrieved 11 August 2014.</ref>
- Cassell, Justine (4 February 2011). “Editing Wars Behind the Scenes”. New York Times (opinion).
- Helen Lewis, Dear The Internet, This Is Why You Can’t Have Anything Nice, The New Statesman, June 12, 2012 regarding blog entry by Anita Sarkeesian (10 June 2012). “Harassment via Wikipedia Vandalism”. Feminist Frequency.
- Netha Hussain, Ladies, Let’s Contribute To Wikipedia!, Forbes, August 22, 2012.
- Nina Bahadur, Wikipedia Pushes To Cover More Women, Attract Female Editors, Huffington Post, September 25, 2012
- Tim Sampson, The women of Wikipedia: Closing the site’s giant gender gap, Daily Dot, January 24, 2013
- Adrianne Wadewitz, Wikipedia is pushing the boundaries of scholarly practice but the gender gap must be addressed, HASTAC, April 9, 2013
- Netha Hussain, Wikipedia: Towards Closing the Gender Gap, Huffington Post, February 2, 2013, updated April 11, 2013
- Amanda Filipacchi articles (For context see Amanda_Filipacchi#Wikipedia_op-ed)
- Filipacchi, Amanda (April 24, 2013). “Wikipedia’s Sexism Toward Female Novelists”. The New York Times.
- Filipacchi, Amanda (April 27, 2013). “Wikipedia’s Sexism”. The New York Times.
- Filipacchi, Amanda (April 30, 2013). “Sexism on Wikipedia Is Not the Work of ‘a Single Misguided Editor'”. The Atlantic.
- Filipacchi, Amanda (July 10, 2013). “My Strange Addiction: Wikipedia”. The Wall Street Journal.
- Amanda Filipacchi incident-related articles over next couple months:
- Kevin Rawlinson, Wikipedia in sexism row after labelling Harper Lee and others ‘women novelists’ while men are ‘American novelists’, The Independent, April 26, 2013
- Zandt, Deanna (April 26, 2013). “Yes, Wikipedia is Sexist — That’s Why It Needs You”. Forbes.
- Lynn Neary, What’s In A Category? ‘Women Novelists’ Sparks Wiki-Controversy, National Public Radio, April 29, 2013
- Joseph Reagle, Wikipedia and gendered categories, personal website, April 29, 2013
- Leonard, Andrew, (April 30, 2013) “Wikipedia’s shame”. Salon.com.
- Gardner, Sue, (then-executive director Wikimedia Foundation) What’s Missing from the Media Discussion of Wikipedia and Sexism, Wikimedia Blog, May 1, 2013
- Morris, Kevin (1 May 2013). “Does Wikipedia’s sexism problem really prove that the system works?”. The Daily Dot.
- Leonard, Andrew (May 17, 2013). “Revenge, ego and the corruption of Wikipedia”. Salon.com.
- Gleick, James, Wikipedia’s Women Problem, The New York Review of Books, April 29, 2013
- Sandip Roy, Wikipedia’s sexist turn: Men are novelists, women are women novelists, AlterNet, May 1, 2013
- See also Wikipedia:Categorization/Ethnicity,_gender,_religion_and_sexuality#Gender
- Adrianne Wadewitz, Who speaks for the women of Wikipedia? Not the women of Wikipedia, HASTAC, May 1, 2013
- Adrianne Wadewitz, Wikipedia’s gender gap and the complicated reality of systemic gender bias, HASTAC, July 26, 2013
- Huang, Keira (11 August 2013). “Wikipedia fails to bridge gender gap”. South China Morning Post.
- Nina Liss-Schultz, Can These Students Fix Wikipedia’s Lady Problem?, Mother Jones, August 23, 2013
- Robinson Meyer, 90% of Wikipedia’s Editors Are Male—Here’s What They’re Doing About It, The Atlantic, October 25, 2013
- Netha Hussain, Countering the Systemic Bias on Wikipedia: An Interview With Emily Temple-Wood, Huffington post, January 4, 2014
- Amanda Hess, Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet, Pacific Standard, January 06, 2014
- Judith Newman, Wikipedia-Mania: What Does Judith Newman Have to Do to Get a Page?, NY Times, January 8, 2014
- Knibbs, Kate (10 February 2014). “Chipping away at Wikipedia’s gender bias, one article at a time”. The Daily Dot.
- Kat Stoeffel, Closing Wikipedia’s Gender Gap — Reluctantly, New York Magazine, February 11, 2014
- Julie Bort, A Growing Army Of Women Are Taking On Wikipedia’s Sexism Problem, Business Insider, February 15, 2014
- Nora Young, Wikipedia gender gap, “The Spark” blog at CBC.ca, March 16, 2014
- Lennart Guldbrandsson, Wikipedia: A Field report, Culture Unbound: A Journal of Current Cultural Research, Volume 6, 2014
- Randy Susan Meyers, ‘Women’s Fiction?’ ‘Men’s Fiction?’ ‘Human Fiction?’ What Does It Mean?, Huffington Post, May 13, 2013; updated July 13, 2014
- ‘Wikipedian’ editor took on website’s gender gap, PBS NewsHour regarding Adrianne Wadewitz, May 18, 2014
- Wikipedia ‘completely failed’ to fix gender imbalance, BBC interview with Jimmy Wales, August 8, 2014
- Sarah Sentilles, Writing Her In: Wikipedia As Feminist Activism, Ms. magazine, May 21, 2014
- Motherboard, Editing Sexism out of Wikipedia, Vice Magazine, June 12, 2014
- Government-Funded Study: Why Is Wikipedia Sexist?, FoxNews reprint of Elizabeth Harrington in the FreeBeacon.com, July 30, 2014. (For more information see Julia Adams, Hannah Brueckner, “Wikipedia and the Democratization of Academic Knowledge” research project below.)
- Joe Miller, Wiki wars: Do Wikipedia’s internal tiffs deter newcomers?, BBC, August 5, 2014
- Lynsea Garrison, How can Wikipedia woo women editors?, BBC News Magazine, April 7, 2014
- Bruce Maiman, Wikipedia grows up on college campuses, The Sacramento Bee, September 23, 2014
- Anita Sarkeesian interview, “Women Are Being Driven Offline …” , Democracy Now, October 20, 2014. She argues that women are being driven offline, and that women who watch other women being attacked question whether they want to participate or speak up themselves.
- Also relevant Gamergate controversy; Zaid Jilani, Gamergate’s fickle hero: The dark opportunism of Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos, Salon (website), October 28, 2014. Quote: “Gamergate is full of men who have no real interest in the video game community. Their only cause is anti-feminism.”
- Rocío P. Benavente, ¿Por qué las mujeres no escriben en la Wikipedia?, El Confidencial, September 2, 2014
- Paolo Minucci, Perché Wikipedia non è un posto per donne, almeno per ora, ProNews, September 3, 2014