Wikipedia:WikiProject UO Weaving Women Into Wikipedia

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Oregon Ducks, along with the University of Oregon’s Center for the Study of Women in Society and the Fembot Collective is launching a project to write women into Wikipedia! This year’s national Women's History Month theme is: “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives," and provides an opportunity for all of us to weave women’s stories, individually and collectively, into the essential fabric of our nation’s history. In keeping with that theme, the University of Oregon will be launching its very own Wiki-Edit project: UO Weaving Women Into Wikipedia. We'll be collaborating to improve content and contribute to the world of free knowledge to account for the invisibility or the lack of representation of sexual and gender minorities on Wikipedia.

Project Details[edit]

Have you ever gone to Wikipedia looking for information about scientists, writers, scholars, film-makers, artists, activists, politicians, musicians, etc. – only to find the same gender marginalizations that occur in traditional Encyclopedias? Did you know Wikipedia is an open forum in which everyone can participate in the creation of knowledge? Despite this fact, did you know that less than 20% of Wikipedia contributors are women?

This project seeks to bring Oregon Ducks together to collaborate in working against gender bias on Wikipedia. We seek to ensure the digital legacy of women, trans, and/or gender non-conforming people in multiple discipline, fields, and periods of history.

Suggested Content for Improvement[edit]

From the Ms. Fembot Edit-a-Thon

Add your suggestions for Duck Wikipedians to tackle here! Restrict your suggestions to gender-specific content, please. For ideas, explore the master Wikipedia:WikiWomen's History Month/Missing articles page.

Record of Participants[edit]

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  1. Hamidtasnuva (talk) 04:04, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. LauraStrait (talk) 04:04, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  3. Ihiyotl (talk) 21:38, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  4. I am male, not affiliated with UO, and I live in Portland, but I support this group's efforts and am happy to make myself available + participate when and where I can. I visited the campus last week for a presentation re: Wiki Education Foundation and hope to see more Wikipedia activities at UO. Participants may also be interested in the Cascadia Wikimedians User Group, the regional Wikimedia affiliate. ---Another Believer (Talk) 15:01, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
  5. Valfontis (talk · contribs) I'm a UO alum and one of few women who has been active in WikiProject Oregon over 9 years. I'm happy to lend a hand and am full of suggestions for content expansion! I'm also an admin if you need help moving pages or what have you. 15:48, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
  6. Finetooth (talk · contribs) I'm male, a Portlander, and not a UO alum. However, I find the gender imbalance on Wikipedia to be irrational, bad for the encyclopedia, and generally disturbing. My self-directed projects have included work on articles about Louise Bryant (UO alum), Joan Benson (UO professor), Alice Day Pratt, Eliza Barchus, and others. I'd be glad to do more. Finetooth (talk) 17:22, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
  7. Grand'mere_Eugene (talk · contribs) Retired faculty, willing to help where I don't have COI. Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 23:59, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
  8. Iadmc (talk · contribs) Another Drake... and from the UK, so about as far removed from the expected demographic for this project as possible! However, I am also too keenly aware of the gender-gap on WP and hope to help address it. My main interest is Classical Music and in my former incarnation I created Emily Hall's article. I am working on everything to do with Contemporary Classical at the moment, including female composers and musicians.

Completed Projects[edit]

List record of completed Wiki-edits here!

Wikipedia Resources[edit]

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