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Help Fix Wikipedia’s Gender Gap at Kickstarter HQ This Sunday! (3/4)

Kickstarter Art + Feminism

WHAT: Art + Feminism Edit-a-thon 2018
WHERE: Kickstarter HQ | 58 Kent Street
WHEN: Sunday, March 4th | 11am-5pm
MORE INFO: bring a laptop, refreshments & lunch provided, FREE, RSVP Here, Facebook invite

A 2011 Women & Wikimedia survey found that only 9% of Wikipedia’s editors identify themselves as female. And in fact, this word cloud from the survey shows in graphic detail how women have been treated on the platform through name calling (bitch, cunt, hysterical, witch and prostitute are among them). Last year, Art+Feminism, Kickstarter, along with other partners and local neighbors banded together to help close the gender gap on one of the world’s largest public reference websites. At 2017’s event, 35 editors and added over 20,300 words across 58 articles. Continue reading

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