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Welcome to the gender gap task force (GGTF), one of the task forces of WikiProject Countering systemic bias. If you'd like to help, please add your name to the list of participants.

According to New York Magazine, "Wikipedia famously bears one of the starkest gender gaps in contemporary culture."[1] Estimates of female Wikipedians range from 8.5 to 16.1 percent.[2][3]

Wikipedia "shares many characteristics with the hard-driving hacker crowd," according to Joseph Reagle of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and is "open to very difficult, high-conflict people, even misogynists."[4] Issues discouraging women include a perception of Wikipedia as sexist; a perception of it as sexual, particularly because of the inclusion of pornography; lack of confidence; less spare time; problems with the editing interface; the belief that editing is tedious; and fewer opportunities to develop social relationships than on other websites.[1][5][6] Despite significant evidence to the contrary, certain commentators have denied that the gender gap is a problem, citing efforts to highlight it as "feminist ideology."[7]

The GGTF was started in 2013 to address some of the problems women face on Wikipedia, whether as editors or article subjects. Issues include editor interaction, dispute resolution, how admins and the Arbitration Committee are chosen, how policies are written and enforced, which articles about women are created and deleted, and how those articles are written. In 2014 the National Science Foundation awarded a $200,000 grant to two researchers to study the democratization of academic knowledge on Wikipedia and the effect on that of systemic gender bias.[8] That year the Wikimedia Foundation created the Inspire Campaign to fund projects aimed at closing the gender gap, and a new page on meta, Address the gender gap. In 2015 the Foundation recognized a new user group, WikiWomen's User Group.

Participants[edit]

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  1. 97198 (talk · contribs)
  2. ACrockford (talk · contribs)
  3. Airplaneman (talk · contribs)
  4. Anne Delong (talk · contribs)
  5. Antiqueight (talk · contribs)
  6. Asdiprizio (talk · contribs)
  7. AshLin (talk · contribs)
  8. AtomsOrSystems (talk · contribs)
  9. Atsme (talk · contribs)
  10. BenLinus1214 (talk · contribs)
  11. BoboMeowCat (talk · contribs)
  12. Bridenh (talk · contribs)
  13. Carrite (talk · contribs)
  14. CAWylie (talk · contribs)
  15. CDA (talk · contribs)
  16. Chess (talk · contribs)
  17. Charlotte135 (talk · contribs)
  18. Chloe.stamper (talk · contribs)
  19. Cullen328 (talk · contribs)
  20. Czar (talk · contribs)
  21. Dawn Bard (talk · contribs)
  22. Deb (talk · contribs)
  23. Djembayz (talk · contribs)
  24. DrMel (talk · contribs)
  25. DStrassmann (talk · contribs)
  26. EvergreenFir (talk · contribs)
  27. FeralOink (talk · contribs)
  28. FiendYT (talk · contribs)
  29. FloNight (talk · contribs)
  30. Ftripodi
  31. Geraldshields11 (talk · contribs)
  32. Girona7 (talk · contribs)
  33. Gobonobo (talk · contribs)
  34. Grrrlriot (talk · contribs)
  35. GRuban (talk · contribs)
  36. Haminoon (talk · contribs)
  37. Hmlarson (talk · contribs)
  38. Human3015 (talk · contribs)
  39. Huxley G (talk · contribs)
  40. INeverCry (talk · contribs)
  41. JezGrove (talk · contribs)
  42. Jg2904 (talk · contribs)
  43. Jm3 (talk · contribs)
  44. Kaldari (talk · contribs)
  45. Kautilya3 (talk · contribs)
  46. Keilana (talk · contribs)
  47. Kevin Gorman (talk · contribs)
  48. Kerry Raymond (talk · contribs)
  49. kmccook (talk · contribs)
  50. Kolonel Zeiksnor (talk · contribs)
  51. Lightbreather (talk · contribs)
  52. Lilaclens (talk · contribs)
  53. LilaTretikov (talk · contribs)
  54. Lirazelf (talk · contribs)
  55. LeoRomero (talk · contribs)
  56. Lmccullough (talk · contribs)
  57. Lyrric (talk · contribs)
  58. Maberry (talk · contribs)
  59. MadScientistX11 (talk · contribs)
  60. Mahensingha (talk · contribs)
  61. Malik Shabazz (talk · contribs)
  62. Margavriel (talk · contribs)
  63. Mark Miller (talk · contribs)
  64. Matt Heard (talk · contribs)
  65. MaudeG3 (talk · contribs)
  66. Maximilianklein (talk · contribs)
  67. Megalibrarygirl (talk · contribs)
  68. Miniapolis (talk · contribs)
  69. Missvain (talk · contribs)
  70. Mkdw (talk · contribs)
  71. Modernist (talk · contribs)
  72. Montanabw (talk · contribs)
  73. Mr. Granger (talk · contribs)
  74. Mssemantics (talk · contribs)
  75. MurielMary (talk · contribs)
  76. Nancystodd (talk · contribs)
  77. Netherzone (talk · contribs)
  78. North of Eden (talk · contribs)
  79. Ongepotchket (talk · contribs)
  80. OR drohowa (talk · contribs)
  81. Piotrus (talk · contribs)
  82. Psubhashish (talk · contribs)
  83. Rich Farmbrough (talk · contribs)
  84. Rl1573r (talk · contribs)
  85. Robert McClenon (talk · contribs)
  86. Rosiestep (talk · contribs)
  87. Rtbhive (talk)
  88. Safehaven86 (talk · contribs)
  89. Shiningroad (talk · contribs)
  90. Skyerise (talk · contribs)
  91. SlimVirgin (talk · contribs)
  92. Sphilbrick (talk · contribs)
  93. Stagehero (talk · contribs)
  94. Steeletrap (talk · contribs)
  95. Stuartyeates (talk · contribs)
  96. Stummelfüßer (talk · contribs)
  97. SusanLesch (talk · contribs)
  98. Thatkissthatkid (talk · contribs)
  99. The Vintage Feminist (talk · contribs)
  100. TMagen (talk · contribs)
  101. Tony1 (talk · contribs)
  102. Wikimandia (talk · contribs)
  103. WikiTrustE (talk · contribs)
  104. Wishva de Silva (talk · contribs)
  105. Wllm (talk · contribs)
  106. Yann (talk · contribs)
  107. 9H48F (talk · contribs)
  108. Kyraocity (talk · contribs)

Templates[edit]

  • Copy this to your user page, including the squiggly brackets: {{GGTF userbox}}. It creates:
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  • Invite others to join! To invite someone, add {{subst:GGTF invitation}} to their talk page. This produces following welcome message:
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We invite you to join the Gender gap task force.

There you can coordinate with editors who are addressing the effect of the gender gap on women on Wikipedia – whether as article subjects, editors or readers. If you would like to help, please sign up or visit the talk page. Happy editing, ~~~~

  • Mind the Gap Award For those who've done a great job. Paste the following template, with your own message, to the recipient's talk page:
    {{subst:Mind the Gap Award|1=Add your message here. ~~~~}}
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Your message here.

To do[edit]

Measures[edit]

  • Recruit women editors and administrators.
  • Help retain women editors by offering to help with issues they face.
  • Track progress by dynamically updating figures for the gender pronouns.
  • Consider proposals that might help editors deal with GG bias.
  • Promote! Promote! Promote! Use the templates above and talk up the project to other editors.

Write articles[edit]

Write essays[edit]

Improve resource, policy and help pages[edit]

Categorization[edit]

  • Ensure that categories are used in accordance with the guideline above. (There is a main Category:Women, thousands of categories with "women" in their titles, and thousands with "female.")

Resources[edit]

Resources lists[edit]

Links[edit]

Non-Wikimedia communities[edit]

data+art : Gender Bias @Wikipedia[edit]

Related WikiProjects[edit]

Sport

Notes[edit]