Submissions/Creative Ways to Alienate Women Online: A How-to Guide for Wikipedians

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This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2014.

Submission no. 1029
Title of the submission
Creative Ways to Alienate Women Online: A How-to Guide for Wikipedians
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
presentation (with Q&A)
Author of the submission
Maryana Pinchuk, Steven Walling
E-mail address
mpinchuk@wikimedia.org, swalling@wikimedia.org
Username
User:Accedie and User:Steven Walling on English Wikipedia
Country of origin
USA
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
We're Wikimedia Foundation employees, but this talk is not necessarily endorsed by the Wikimedia Foundation. Our words and advice are merely our own.
Abstract

According to some estimates, 90% or more of Wikipedians may be men. However, if we're not careful, this proportion may eventually be as low as 50%. Maryana Pinchuk and Steven Walling are both experienced Wikipedians, and are no strangers to gender politics on our wikis. In this talk, we'll tell you about easy ways to identify the women who edit Wikipedia and make sure they know they're not welcome, unless they can prove they're serious encyclopedists. If you follow a few easy rules, you too can ensure that Wikipedia doesn't succumb to threats from feminist interlopers, stay-at-home mothers, teenage girls, and your grandmother.

P.S. In case it was not apparent, this tongue-in-cheek talk is really about how to create a positive environment for everyone, regardless of their gender. We'll outline simple best practices that anyone can follow to help correct the gender gap in our community.

Track
WikiCulture & Community
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes including Q&A
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Yes.

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