Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/76

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May 2018: Villains

Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative

May 2018: Women of the sea Villains Women in sports Geofocus: Central & Eastern European women

June 2018: WiR Loves Pride Singers and Songwriters Women in GLAM Geofocus: Russia/USSR

See also: Future events

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Hello and welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR) whose objective is to turn redlinks into blue ones. Our project's scope is women's biographies and women's works. Did you know that according to WHGI only 17.64% of the English Wikipedia's biographies are about women? Not impressed? Content gender gap is a form of systemic bias, and this is what WiR addresses. We invite you to participate whenever you like in whatever way suits you and your schedule. Women in Red warmly welcomes you!
Online event
1–31 May 2018
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In May 2018, Women in Red is focusing on villains! Anyone can take part in this event. We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles about women who are criminals, scoundrels, rogues, miscreants, and evildoers, both real and fictional. This virtual editathon allows enthusiasts from around the globe to participate in our initiative. See below for lists of red-linked women who have been history's villains. You are of course also welcome to add articles on any other notable women who deserve to be covered.

The main goals of the event are:

  • to encourage inexperienced editors and show them how they can contribute to Wikipedia by creating biographies of some of the world's most prominent women
  • to draw the attention of more experienced editors to the need for concerted action on a specific area
  • to support Wikipedia in combating the systemic bias against the coverage of women and women's works
  • to promote the new/improved articles and images through social media (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter)

What else?

  • Below, you'll see a section where you can list the articles you create this month, and another section where you can add the images you have uploaded to Commons.
  • This essay on creating women's biographies and our Ten Simple Rules might be helpful to newer editors.
  • If you tweet about any of the articles, or upload any of the images to Pinterest, please indicate you have done so next to the article name.

Redlists (lists of redlinked articles to be created)[edit]

  • Crowd-sourced list:
  • Wikidata lists:

Add other red links here, if possible with a source:


  1. Ipigott (talk) 09:15, 29 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Rosiestep (talk) 11:32, 29 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Meanderingbartender (talk) 23:16, 29 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Penny Richards (talk) 01:56, 30 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Miyagawa (talk) 09:42, 30 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. SusunW (talk) 13:54, 30 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Oronsay (talk) 20:58, 30 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Victuallers (talk) 21:51, 30 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Chabota Kanguya (talk) 08:21, 1 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. PamD 18:30, 2 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. Megalibrarygirl (talk) 23:05, 4 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. Cypherquest (talk) 21:08, 13 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  13. Jamez42 (talk) 02:31, 4 June 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Outcomes (articles)[edit]

Promote our work[edit]


  • Add FB after the article if you mention it on Facebook
  • Add PIN after the article if you pin the image on Pinterest
  • Add TW after the article if you tweet it on Twitter

New or upgraded articles[edit]

  • Add the titles of your new or upgraded articles created in May here – most recent at the top, specifying upgraded if not new
  1. Women's liberation movement pretty much a complete rewrite and update TW]
  2. Women's liberation movement in Europe
  3. Katherine Marbury Scott TW
  4. Massachusetts Association Opposed to the Further Extension of Suffrage to Women
  5. Women's liberation movement in Asia
  6. Women's liberation movement in Oceania
  7. Anne Gunter
  8. Antoinette Scieri
  9. National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, improved article (expanded, additional references and images)
  10. Women's liberation movement in North America
  11. Grete Beier TW, PIN
  12. Héra Mirtel TW, PIN
  13. Augusta Fullam TW
  14. Leonora Tyson new pic TW, PIN
  15. "Duchess Blair" TW, PIN
  16. Violette Nozière TW, PIN
  17. Marie Alexandrine Becker
  18. Margaret Scott (suffragette) TW tricked into prison in UK] (PIN)
  19. New York State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage
  20. Rachael Pringle Polgreen TW
  21. Violet Charlesworth
  22. Lillian Williamson TW, PIN
  23. Mary Leigh upgrade, PIN
  24. Rose Emma Lamartine Yates upgrade, PIN
  25. Marie Naylor - PIN
  26. Kathryn Kelly
  27. Josneidy Castillo

Did You Know features[edit]

New/expanded articles featured in the Did you know... column of the Wikipedia Main page

  • Add here – most recent at the top with date of publication

Outcomes (pictures and videos)[edit]

Press about the event[edit]

Event templates[edit]