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.
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
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- Dolores Margaret Richard Spikes, mathematician and university president
- Beatrice Morrow Cannady, still needs expansion
- Barbara Fealy, landscape architect
- Kitty Piercy, mayor--page needs improvement and cleaning up
- Maria Teresa Tula, Human rights activist of El Salvador
- Frances Bronet, provost--should not be edited by someone at UO
- Yvette Alex Assensoh, vice president at UO--should not be edited by someone at UO
- Khutulun, daughter of Genghis Khan, page needs more identification details
- IATSE, stagehand union, needs information on female membership and initiatives
- List of STEM pipeline programs, expand article on STEM pipeline programs for U.S. women in science
- Stephanie Majewski, particle physicist on UO faculty, among 35 U.S. scientists chosen to receive funding under the U.S. Department of Energy's Early Career Research Program. Should not be edited by someone at UO.
- Geraldine L. Richmond, UO chemistry faculty. Start-class article needs to be expanded by someone not at UO.
- History of English language gender neutral pronouns, history of proposals for gender neutral pronouns in English with discussion of sources and results
- diversity enhancing programs, a page or pages discussing diversity enhancing programs, such as those that enhance opportunities for women and other underrepresented groups
- Susan E. Sygall, disability rights advocate--page can be expanded and brought into conformity with guidelines for biographical pages of living people
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Page has a note from January 2012 that it requires additional citations; it can be expanded and improved
- List of women in the Oregon State Legislature, lots of redlinks here (personal sandbox, request don't edit list itself)
- Oregon Women of Achievement, lots of redlinks here
- Esther Pohl Lovejoy, needs expansion
Record of Participants
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- Hamidtasnuva (talk) 04:04, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
- LauraStrait (talk) 04:04, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
- Ihiyotl (talk) 21:38, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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.
List record of completed Wiki-edits here!
- Beginners’ Guide to Wikipedia (account creation, article editing)
- More tips on library edit-a-thons
- Five Pillars of Wikipedia
- How to Edit a Page
- Article Development
- Your First Article (using the Article Wizard if you wish)
- Manual of Style
- GLAM-US Portal
- GLAM Outreach
- Wikipedia:How to run an edit-a-thon
- WikiProject Feminism, a project which addresses articles related to feminism and maintains the Feminism Portal
- WikiProject California, a project dedicated to improving California-related topics on Wikipedia
- WikiProject Oregon, a project dedicated to improving Oregon-related topics on Wikipedia
- WikiProject Women artists, a project dedicated to coverage of biographies of women artists
- WikiProject Women scientists, a project dedicated to coverage of biographies of women scientists
- WikiProject Women writers, a project dedicated to coverage of biographies of women writers
- WikiProject Women's History, a project dedicated to improving coverage of women's history