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image:MaryEDignam.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 11:15, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Looking for collaborators to take Lucy Stone to FA

The Lucy Stone biography has been a Good Article for more than three years, but until recently I have been stumped in the matter of how to make it a Featured Article. The recent development is a deep interest in article improvement shown by the new editor User:Jmillionjpostma, who says "You can tell by my user name that I am the author" of the Joelle Million book, 'Woman's Voice, Woman's Place: Lucy Stone and the Birth of the Woman's Rights Movement. So right now the article has the interest of a standout author on the subject, and I think the time is ripe for reworking the article to make it FA.

I don't think the transition will be easy, because I consider the GA-level article lacking in the matter of "engaging, even brilliant" prose. Its basic layout could be improved, too. The FA collaborator should check out the Million book, the correspondence book Friends and Sisters: Letters between Lucy Stone and Antoinette Brown Blackwell, 1846-93, and also the Kerr book Lucy Stone: Speaking Out for Equality. Any takers? Binksternet (talk) 14:41, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

AWLA 70th Anniversary Brooch.jpg

image:AWLA 70th Anniversary Brooch.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 06:18, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

DNB missing women list

Of interest to this project, I think. Wikipedia:WikiProject Dictionary of National Biography/Missing women for the biographies of women in the early editions of the Dictionary of National Biography, and believed to be missing here. Charles Matthews (talk) 15:09, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

thanks to people who've already jumped on this... 5 down, 192 to go! Dsp13 (talk) 14:59, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

President Geun-hye.png

image:President Geun-hye.png has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 05:51, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

Category:Women's history

Hello, I thought folks might like to know about the new category I just created, Category:Women's history. I was quite surprised to discover that it didn't already exist as a category in its own right -- especially considering that there is a Women's History Wikiproject! I suppose the reason for that is probably because we already have Category:Women in history. But of course, that doesn't eliminate the need for a category about the field of Women's history. I just hope we can keep it focused on articles pertaining to that, rather than the broader subject of Women in history. Regards, Cgingold (talk) 07:11, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of List of songs by Lata Mangeshkar for deletion

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article List of songs by Lata Mangeshkar is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted. Djembayz (talk) 23:16, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Eleanor of Brittany: STUB-class?!

I am afraid that I do not think the article is a stub anymore....——Heinrich ⅩⅦ von Bayern (talk) 05:41, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Then why don't you re-evaluate it? This particular article was auto-assessed and bots are not particularly reliable in reflecting changes and/or improvements. But as an wiki-editor you can offer your own assessment. Dimadick (talk) 12:13, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
Upgraded to C. Feel free to re-eval as necessary czar · · 15:37, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
Hmm, I have not imagined that I have the RIGHT to re-evaluate, what is more, I do not know the standards.——Heinrich ⅩⅦ von Bayern (talk) 14:15, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
Anyone can, though it helps to ask for help where you're uncomfortable. Assessment criteria are here. czar  05:35, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Diversity Conference - invitation

On the 9th and 10th of November 2013 Wikimedia Deutschland, together with Wikimedia UK, Nederlands and the Foundation, is organizing a Conference to discuss Diversity in Wikipedia and its sister projects. You find more information on this meta page here.

The registration and the Call for Papers is now open. We are looking forward to your registration!

Daria Cybulska (WMUK) (talk) 14:25, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Help expand The Pink Lady for a DYK !

I'm running out of time-- would someone like to expand The Pink Lady (musical) for a DYK? The sources have more material that could be added. Djembayz (talk) 03:32, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

You're Invited: Ada Lovelace Day Women-in-STEM Edit-a-thon

Ada Lovelace Day Women-in-STEM Edit-a-thon - You are invited!
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Now in its fifth year, Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM). Please join us in editing Wikipedia entries on women who have made significant contributions to the STEM fields. Register to attend in person at Brown University (Providence, RI), or sign up to participate remotely. Visit our event page for more information.
Girona7 (talk) 03:53, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Eleanor of Guelders.jpg

image:Eleanor of Guelders.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 11:31, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Discussion of terminology ("survivor", "victim", etc) at Rape culture

There is a discussion about the use of terminology at Rape culture that has, I think, larger implications for how rape is discussed on-wiki. The dispute revolves around these edits. Additional input would be welcome. Posting here because the article is noted on its talk page as being of interest to this WIkiProject. -- UseTheCommandLine ~/talk ]# ▄ 10:05, 23 September 2013 (UTC)


Hi all, I just wanted to let you know about a proposal I've put up on Meta. I'm currently piloting a project at my university, Loyola University Chicago, to increase participation among women students and improve content on women scientists. I want to learn from this model and create a template that can be used at other institutions and conduct outreach and testing in the Chicago area. I've put in an IEG proposal here and I would love to have some feedback from the members of the project! (And my apologies if you've already seen this message.) Keilana|Parlez ici 03:21, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

History of women in Puerto Rico

We need your help in peer reviewing the article History of women in Puerto Rico. Please join us at:

Ahnoneemoos (talk) 00:14, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Good article reassessment for Hope Solo article

Hope Solo, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for a community good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. Hmlarson (talk) 06:00, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

Women in Science Oxford Editathon: Ada Lovelace Day 2013

Hello all. Among the crop of upcoming Women in Science events is this one in Oxford, UK, happening with the support of the Bodleian libraries, some departments and units of Oxford University, and the Wikimedia UK/Jisc collaboration. As with similar events, both in-person and online participation are encouraged. This follows from an Ada Lovelace Day event last year which was very popular: see the event page for more details.

This is being posted to a few Wikiprojects, so apologies if you see it multiple times. MartinPoulter Jisc (talk) 14:52, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

It was great fun and in a short time there was a lot done and, it seems, some lasting enthusiasm created. Outcomes here. MartinPoulter Jisc (talk) 11:26, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Beatrice Kozera for deletion

Beatrice Kozera was the Mexican farmworker girlfriend who inspired one of Jack Kerouac's characters, and the subject of a film and an upcoming fictional biography. Djembayz (talk) 00:01, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Gillian Sheen

Apparently she fenced in the men's foil in the 1952 Olympics and then won gold at the 1956 Women's Foil. The earliest known transgender Olympian? No sloppy editing because no one really cares about women at Wikipedia86.137.113.148 (talk) 07:13, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

Lucy Higgs Nichols

New article on an American Civil War nurse who was made an honorary member of the Grand Army of the Republic – needs clean up and better referencing. Plenty of sources are listed but there are very few inline citations, and most of those are bare URLS. Voceditenore (talk) 13:57, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

Inclusion criteria question

Would the Abby Wambach article fall withing the confines of this project? In my opinion, she's helped break down barriers for women in football/soccer and sports and would meet the inclusion criteria. Curious about other's opinions? Thank you. Hmlarson (talk) 23:42, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

Opinions about inclusion criteria are also sought here: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Feminism#Opinion_sought. XOttawahitech (talk) 00:19, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
@Hmlarson: Here's the inclusion criteria from the front page:

A biography that has met the notability requirements outlined at WP:BIO may be included within this project if it meets one of the following criteria.

  • The biography of a woman born before 1900 is generally within the scope of this project.
  • The biography of a woman born between 1900 and 1950 is within the scope of this project if reliable sources discuss her life or career in the context of women's history or as contributing to significant societal or cultural change.
  • The biography of a woman born after 1950 may be included only if she has exceptional and verifiable historic significance. Spheres of notable activity include but are not limited to: politics and society, law, an art form, the military, labor, education, health, commerce or consumer protection, humanitarianism, sports, or science and technology. "Exceptional significance" should be demonstrated on the article's talk page by a clear and reliably sourced statement of what the person did or achieved that made a lasting contribution to the world.
    • In deciding whether a woman born after 1950 should be included by this project, consider that a "lasting contribution" is not fame; the winning of an award; statistical popularity (such as sales); or record-setting, unless a "first" results in a societal or cultural change. Examples:
      • An invention is considered a lasting contribution; a famous haircut is not.
      • Breaking a barrier to women's participation in sports is a lasting contribution; winning a gold medal is a personal achievement that in and of itself causes no necessary change beyond the individual's life.
      • Winning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress is not a lasting achievement, nor is winning a Nobel Prize; however, the kind of work for which a Nobel Prize is won by definition represents a major advance in the field, and qualifies the laureate for inclusion.
  • The biography of a man may be included within the scope of this project under the same guidelines, if his role in women's history is a major aspect of his notability, as indicated by reliable sources. For instance, Henry Browne Blackwell, the husband of Lucy Stone, was an activist for women's rights.
  • The biography of any scholar who has met the notability requirements of WP:ACADEMIC may be included by this project if women's history is a major emphasis of the scholar's body of work. Example: Ann D. Gordon, leader of The Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony Papers Project at Rutgers University.
So anyone born after 1950 meets the inclusion criteria if they have exceptional and verifiable historic significance. I'd say just use your best judgment. If Wambach is included, I think that Mia Hamm should be as well. Gobōnobō + c 22:42, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

War rape

I was wondering if anyone would like to work on this article? In about a month, when the semester ends, I can work on this (and I have plenty of resources) but would like some help in sorting it out for WP.Lihaas (talk) 19:53, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Firewoman listed at Redirects for discussion


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Firewoman. Since you had some involvement with the Firewoman redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). -- (talk) 11:16, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Wonder Women of Natural History: Wikipedia editathon at London Zoo, January 18th

Hi All

I'm organising a Wikipedia editathon at London Zoo on January the 18th, please have a look and come or join in online if you'd like. More info here.


Mrjohncummings (talk) 10:57, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Sati (practice)

Issue originally led by a Wikipedia:Single-purpose account, and later leading 2 users to conflict with the changes or repeating his version. I don't find any serious reason the three following statements that have been removed from the page. On lead they were:-

"Hindu texts forbid its practice in Kali yuga, the current age."[1], [2], [3]. "But the practice was revived most notably during the Muslim invasions of India."[4], [5], [6](cites multiple sources), [7]

And the next one on "Muslim period":-

During the Islamic conquest of Indian subcontinent, sati practice revived, as rapes and abductions were commonly carried out by the Islamic invaders.(As per sources above) - Other atrocities by Islamic invaders included the enslavement, Harem, etc."sati"

Article is related to similar subject, needs serious attention. OccultZone (talk) 15:48, 7 January 2014 (UTC)


Hi folks - I was thinking of starting an article about underrepresented people and how their underrepresentation can distort people's view of the world. Women are one group (of course), but there are others (for example: arguments have been made on how WP does not provide a balanced picture of Indigenous peoples of the Americas, and under-representation of the poor has also been an issue on WP). My question is what to call this. My first thought was disfranchisement, but that article talks mostly about political issues, not social ones. Can anyone offer ideas? Thanks in advance. -- kosboot (talk) 16:27, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

I'd start with what the RS say, so unless you can find books and sources that cover the idea of "underrepresentation" as a whole, it would be best to cover the topic relationally within individual articles (e.g., women/minorities in business, women/minorities in political representation) mimicking its coverage in said sources. I can't say I've looked especially hard, but I'm not finding much on underrepresentation as a singular concept. Now as for the "on Wikipedia" examples you mentioned, I'd build out summary-style from Wikipedia#Coverage_of_topics_and_systemic_bias and Criticism_of_Wikipedia#Systemic_bias_in_coverage (which contains a "Gender bias" subsection). If the subject grows too big for the section, break it out into its own article. czar  18:13, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your wise strategies! -- kosboot (talk) 18:20, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Adrianne Wadewitz deletion discussion notice

  1. Adrianne Wadewitz
  2. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Adrianne Wadewitz

There is an ongoing deletion discussion taking place now about whether or not to have a biographical article about Adrianne Wadewitz on Wikipedia.

The discussion is at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Adrianne Wadewitz.

For those newer to Wikipedia, you may wish to read Wikipedia:Articles for deletion and Wikipedia:Notability.

Cirt (talk) 15:03, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Elizabeth of Bosnia FAC

Last month I nominated the article about the Hungarian queen Elizabeth of Bosnia for FA status, but it has not attracted enough reviewers yet. Elizabeth, who ended up losing her head, governed Hungary during one of the most unstable periods in its history - unstable mostly because she and the monarch for whom she ruled were women. The article (rated GA) is of great interest to WikiProject Women's History, and I would be very grateful if a member of this WikiProject commented on the nomination. Surtsicna (talk) 13:08, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

WP Countering Systemic Bias in the Signpost

Comment below is reposted. Djembayz (talk) 22:58, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Countering Systemic Bias for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Have a great day. –Mabeenot (talk) 00:52, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

"Mark Read"

The usage of Mark Read (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) is under discussion, see talk:Mark Read (singer) -- (talk) 06:56, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to User Study

Would you be interested in participating in a user study? We are a team at University of Washington studying methods for finding collaborators within a Wikipedia community. We are looking for volunteers to evaluate a new visualization tool. All you need to do is to prepare for your laptop/desktop, web camera, and speaker for video communication with Google Hangout. We will provide you with a Amazon gift card in appreciation of your time and participation. For more information about this study, please visit our wiki page ( If you would like to participate in our user study, please send me a message at Wkmaster (talk) 20:29, 10 February 2014 (UTC).


  1. File:Skepchickal.jpg
  2. Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Skepchickal

I've nominated this photograph by Ragesoss, for Featured Picture consideration.

Discussion is at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Skepchickal.

Cirt (talk) 19:58, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

The Impact of Wikipedia by Adrianne Wadewitz

Original – 'The Impact Of Wikipedia' -- how Wikipedia works, in the voices of a few of those who make it. Produced during Wikimania 2012 by the Wikimedia Foundation for the 2012 Wikimedia fundraising campaign. Featuring Adrianne Wadewitz.
  1. File:The Impact of Wikipedia Adrianne Wadewitz.webm by Vgrigas
  2. Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/The Impact of Wikipedia by Adrianne Wadewitz

I've nominated the video file File:The Impact of Wikipedia Adrianne Wadewitz.webm by Vgrigas for Featured Picture candidacy.

The discussion is at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/The Impact of Wikipedia by Adrianne Wadewitz.

Thank you for your time,

Cirt (talk) 16:33, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

Popular pages tool update

As of January, the popular pages tool has moved from the Toolserver to Wikimedia Tool Labs. The code has changed significantly from the Toolserver version, but users should notice few differences. Please take a moment to look over your project's list for any anomalies, such as pages that you expect to see that are missing or pages that seem to have more views than expected. Note that unlike other tools, this tool aggregates all views from redirects, which means it will typically have higher numbers. (For January 2014 specifically, 35 hours of data is missing from the WMF data, which was approximated from other dates. For most articles, this should yield a more accurate number. However, a few articles, like ones featured on the Main Page, may be off).

Web tools, to replace the ones at tools:~alexz/pop, will become available over the next few weeks at toollabs:popularpages. All of the historical data (back to July 2009 for some projects) has been copied over. The tool to view historical data is currently partially available (assessment data and a few projects may not be available at the moment). The tool to add new projects to the bot's list is also available now (editing the configuration of current projects coming soon). Unlike the previous tool, all changes will be effective immediately. OAuth is used to authenticate users, allowing only regular users to make changes to prevent abuse. A visible history of configuration additions and changes is coming soon. Once tools become fully available, their toolserver versions will redirect to Labs.

If you have any questions, want to report any bugs, or there are any features you would like to see that aren't currently available on the Toolserver tools, see the updated FAQ or contact me on my talk page. Mr.Z-bot (talk) (for Mr.Z-man) 05:34, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Toni Tennille


I was wondering if somebody from WikiProject Women's History could take a look at Toni Tennille. I've made a few suggestions for improving the article on its talk page (here, here and here, but have yet to get any feedback. Personally, I think the page layout is poor and should be reorganized. It seems that people are just adding sections without considering the overall layout of the article. Since it is subject to WP:BLP and is listed as an "article of interest" to your project, I thought I'd ask for feedback here as well. Thanks in advance - Marchjuly (talk) 05:13, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Dancers for Women's History Month

In connection with Women's History Month 2014, some of us have been concentrating on improving the coverage of female dancers. In addition to creating a List of female dancers on a country-by-country basis, we have also been writing a fair number of new biographies, many of which relate to women of historical interest. We would appreciate any support the Women's History project can provide, including improvements to existing articles and the creation of new ones.--Ipigott (talk) 09:51, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission - 05/03

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Women in the U.S. Labor Force after World War II through 1950. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 00:59, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

New article = Cutting the Mustard: Affirmative Action and the Nature of Excellence

I've created a new article on the book, Cutting the Mustard: Affirmative Action and the Nature of Excellence.

Help with researching additional secondary sources would be appreciated, at Talk:Cutting the Mustard: Affirmative Action and the Nature of Excellence.

Cirt (talk) 04:18, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Adrianne Wadewitz for Peer review

  1. Adrianne Wadewitz
  2. Wikipedia:Peer review/Adrianne Wadewitz/archive1

I've nominated the article Adrianne Wadewitz for Peer review.

Discussion is at the peer review subpage, at Wikipedia:Peer review/Adrianne Wadewitz/archive1.

Thank you for your time,

Cirt (talk) 04:02, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Any opinions on renaming the Miss Frank E. Buttolph article ?

There's a request on the talk page of Miss Frank E. Buttolph to rename the article "Frank E. Buttolph." Any opinions on this? Djembayz (talk) 00:42, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Founder of the world's first academic degree-granting institution of higher education

Fatima al-Fihri says she is "the founder of the world's first academic degree-granting institution of higher education", but the article is assessed as Low-importance by this wikiproject. Just curious. XOttawahitech (talk) 13:53, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Interested in collaborating on a quick DYK article?

Ella E. McBride would make a great DYK. Has references, just needs some prose ... Djembayz (talk) 23:50, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Hillary Rodham Clinton move request

Greetings! A proposal has been made at Talk:Hillary Rodham Clinton#Requested move 8 to change the title of the article, Hillary Rodham Clinton to Hillary Clinton. This notification is provided because this article is listed as being of interest to this project. Cheers! bd2412 T 17:55, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Silent Spring peer review

Important book in the history of environmental regulations, history of pesticide usage, and environmentalism. Please offer your thoughts. --Harizotoh9 (talk) 13:37, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

List of female prime ministers

This list should be reformatted into a table. --George Ho (talk) 03:59, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

It seems to me that List of elected or appointed female heads of government already contains everything as a table. I cannot see the List of female prime ministers provides any additional information. It therefore seems to me to be a candidate for deletion.--Ipigott (talk) 10:39, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
Redirection would seem to be simpler - "list of female x" is something people may reasonably search for, after all. Andrew Gray (talk) 17:59, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes, redirection would certainly be preferable. How about transferring the comments from the list? Would this be worthwhile?--Ipigott (talk) 08:19, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. --George Ho (talk) 02:58, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to Participate in a User Study - Final Reminder

Would you be interested in participating in a user study of a new tool to support editor involvement in WikiProjects? We are a team at the University of Washington studying methods for finding collaborators within WikiProjects, and we are looking for volunteers to evaluate a new visual exploration tool for Wikipedia. Given your interest in this Wikiproject, we would welcome your participation in our study. To participate, you will be given access to our new visualization tool and will interact with us via Google Hangout so that we can solicit your thoughts about the tool. To use Google Hangout, you will need a laptop/desktop, a web camera, and a speaker for video communication during the study. We will provide you with an Amazon gift card in appreciation of your time and participation. For more information about this study, please visit our wiki page ( If you would like to participate in our user study, please send me a message at Wkmaster (talk) 17:02, 17 April 2014 (UTC).

School and university projects

Hi, folks. I've recently come across a few articles edited as part of school and university projects, and I notice that the students tend to consider the subject's website as a convenient source of information. This can result in a certain degree of plagiarism and addition of promotional language, among other problems. I hate to discourage people from working in Wikipedia, but this is difficult to sort out after the fact. Are there guidelines posted on how to work on these projects? Pkeets (talk) 16:14, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Nevermind. I found the Education page and posted my question there. However, this seems to be an issue for women's history articles, as sponsored sessions and edit-a-thons have been recently promoted in order to increase the coverage of women in Wikipedia. Are there any suggestions about how to mitigate the damage? If so, you might want to join the discussion here.Pkeets (talk) 18:59, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

"Merging" (aka Deleting) categories

There is a discussion on merging Category:American women philosophers, Category:Asian American philosophers and Category:African-American philosophers into Category:American philosophers which would, in fact, lead to their deletion. If you would like to weigh in on the conversation (pro or con), go to Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2014 April 17#Category:American (x) philosophers. Liz Read! Talk! 21:03, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Afghan_Girl#Requested_move_22_April_2014

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Afghan_Girl#Requested_move_22_April_2014. Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 13:24, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Move request at Talk:Sarah Jane Brown

There is currently a move request at Talk:Sarah Jane Brown in which some project members might be interested. (talk) 20:11, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Attribution of a really strange picture

Newer photo of the hat
This, believe it or not, is just an illustration of the hat

Hi all, I created Anna Wintour Costume Center because it didn't have one yet and Michelle Obama is going to do the opening. To my surprise I could not find any pics to illustrate it with, even though the center combines collections of the MET and the Brooklyn museum (only their American collection though). Fishing through the collections of the Brooklyn museum for anything regarding fashion, I found this odd set of pics with a "basketry hat" from the congo. Apparently they have taken pictures of their objects to supplement old pictures demonstrating how to wear them. Presumeably this object will NOT end up in the Wintour center because it's from the African collection, but the woman looks like she walked straight out the Vogue office to have her picture taken. Any ideas on how to find out more about her? I assume she is a curator of the Brooklyn museum's African collection. Any ideas? Jane (talk) 07:30, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Big Berks edit-a-thon - Toronto - May 24 2014

The Berkshire Conference on the History of Women ("Big Berks") is meeting in Toronto on May 22-25. The organizers welcome all WP:WMNHIST contributors for an edit-a-thon on May 24, 2-5 pm, on the campus of the University of Toronto. Remote participation is also welcome. For more information and to add your name to the list of attendees, see Wikipedia:Meetup/Toronto/BerksConference2014Edit-a-thon. ---Shane Landrum (cliotropic | talk | contribs) 22:26, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

RfC on Angela Merkel

...regarding the inclusion of a photograph of her grandfather in the article [8]. Posting the notification here because the article is within the scope of this project. Participation welcome.Volunteer Marek (talk) 02:18, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Bikini on peer review

Anna Paola bikini.jpg

Bikini, one of the oldest articles of this project has gone into a peer review here. It was created on Novemeber 1, 2001, One day after Japan. That was before Abraham Lincoln (Nov 4), France (Nov 4) and California (Nov 17) were created on Wikipedia. (courtesy: TonyTheTiger) It also is a highly viewed article. If you search for Bikini using google the first return is this article. Page visitation reached its highest in 2011, and the highest number of visitors come from India, Mexico and Spain.

A lot of work has gone into the article. It kept expanding and eventually three new spin-off articles were created - History of the bikini (a good article), Bikini in popular culture and Bikini variants. The popular culture article split its own spin-offs into Category:Individual bikinis. The variants article in turn split into specific articles for Monokini and Tankini. Work has gone into other related article as well, like Thong (clothing) and Bikini waxing.

The review is not a success because of low participation. Can you participate, please? Aditya(talkcontribs) 21:10, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject Women's History At Wikimania 2014

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The usage of Womanizer (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) is under discussion. See talk:Womanizer (song) where it is requested that the song replace the disambiguation page. -- (talk) 05:08, 28 May 2014 (UTC)


At the top of this article there is a gallery with images of 24 Americans. Only one woman, Marilyn Monroe. Input would be useful at Talk:Americans#Women?. Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 08:54, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

List of American women's firsts

Is the definition of a "Women's First" only something that a man has done first?
Maybe people can provide some guidance about the mass deletions of women's firsts, here. [9] __ E L A Q U E A T E 17:12, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Elizabeth Vesey

The Elizabeth Vesey page is very poor in my opinion. Could someone please update this page and provide more information and emphasis on her intellectual achievements. The content is not balanced and focuses predominantly on more trivial information about her marriage and private life. She was an extremely accomplished scholar. I feel her intellectual brilliance is completely down played in this article. She was a self taught intellectual who translated very complex philosophical texts, which were published and well received. There is no mention of this, instead the written information available on her page is incredibly superficial and does her no justice. This is not a good or satisfactory contribution to History. I find the term 'Women's History' problematic also, it implies a subordinate position. Let's not forget that the Blue Stockings group was not a woman only group but was about having rational conversations with women and men in an attempt to overcome gender segregation and inequality and intellectual betterment for all. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mr. Arthur123 (talkcontribs) 09:23, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles related to LGBT history may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 19:12, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Women in the Dictionary of African Biography without Wikipedia articles

I've compiled a list of women who feature in the print edition of the Dictionary of African Biography, and are thus quite clearly notable, but do not (as far as I can see) yet have Wikipedia articles. See User:The Anome/Names in the Dictionary of African Biography/Women only for the list.

I'll merge these into Wikipedia:WikiProject Women's History/Requested articles when I have time. -- The Anome (talk) 22:03, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you Anome! This is a great list. gobonobo + c 01:01, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject Women's History at Wikimania 2014(updated version)

Please note: This is an updated version of a previous version that I made.

Project Leaflet WikiProject Medicine back and front v1.png

Hi all,

My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.

One of our initiatives is to create leaflets to increase the discoverability of various wikimedia projects, and showcase the breadth of activity within wikimedia. Any kind of project can have a physical paper leaflet designed - for free - as a tool to help recruit new contributors. These leaflets will be printed at Wikimania 2014, and the designs can be re-used in the future at other events and locations.

This is particularly aimed at highlighting less discoverable but successful projects, e.g:

• Active Wikiprojects: Wikiproject Medicine, WikiProject Video Games, Wikiproject Film

• Tech projects/Tools, which may be looking for either users or developers.

• Less known major projects: Wikinews, Wikidata, Wikivoyage, etc.

• Wiki Loves Parliaments, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves ____

• Wikimedia thematic organisations, Wikiwomen’s Collaborative, The Signpost

The deadline for submissions is 1st July 2014

For more information or to sign up for one for your project, go to:

Project leaflets
Adikhajuria (talk) 13:24, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2014_July_13#Category:Women_historians

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2014_July_13#Category:Women_historians. Thanks. Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 16:02, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Past Masters partnership

Hey All. At the Wikipedia Library, we just opened up a partnership with Intelex's Past Masters. Included in the partnership is access to scholarly editions of a number of Women Writers, including all of the scholarly apparatus that makes great source material for writing Wikipedia articles. For more information of what's in the collection, see their list of works. I would like to encourage anyone interested to apply for access at WP:Past Masters!Sadads (talk) 15:55, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Feminist strippers for deletion

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Feminist strippers is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Feminist strippers until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. — Cirt (talk) 17:34, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Comments, advice, and assistance requested at Magdalene asylum

It has been brought to my attention, that there is currently an ongoing debate on the Magdalene asylum article. This debate is occurring with User:Signedzzz and revolves around the neutrality of the article as a whole, but primarily with the section Magdalene asylum#Catholic perspective and there appears to be no immediate solution. I am appealing to see if there are people with better knowledge within the project to comment on the situation and possibly provide a solution. I have discussed the issue on the talk page, but to no avail. Here is a discussion about prior concerns being raised about the issue, you can also see my own contribution here. I am further concerned by the tone and nature of Signedzzz's edit's and am looking for guidance. Please provide some assistance on this issue. Jab843 (talk) 02:40, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Michelle Obama/archive3

Please come comment at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Michelle Obama/archive3.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 01:53, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Notice: Utamaro's Three Beauties of the Present Day—Featured Article Candidate

I've nominated for Featured Article the article for the ukiyo-e print Three Beauties of the Present Day by Utamaro. Please come participate in the review! Curly Turkey ⚞¡gobble!⚟ 23:10, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Committee to Oppose the Conscription of Women

Dear history experts: Is this old AfC submission about a notable topic? Should it be kept and improved instead of being deleted as a stale draft? —Anne Delong (talk) 21:37, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Input requested

There is a discussion at the Wikipedia college football project about naming articles for college sports teams that is gender related. The example is: Should the article be named Emporia State Hornets or Emporia State Hornets and Lady Hornets?? We really need some input on this one!--Paul McDonald (talk) 19:30, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

New WikiProject

For all that are interested, please direct your attention to Wikipedia:Wikiproject Women writers. This is a new WikiProject that may be of interest to members here. Any and all are welcome to join! -Thibbs (talk) 20:23, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Recommended resource

Let me highly recommend Reader's Guide to Women's Studies (1997) edited by Eleanor Amico. It's massive, with 730pp of books on 500+ major topics & people that are evaluated by experts. You can browse it online at Amazon -- and they have several copies for sale under $11. Rjensen (talk) 05:18, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Fall 2014 Art+Feminism IEG & PEG Grants Notification

Hello All, the Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon organizers have prepared an IEG grant, and a PEG grant this week for the fall Wikimedia Foundation grant scholarships. These grants will fund several NYC training sessions, another major international Edit-a-thon, and the creation of infrastructure to support this year, and years going forward. The project is seeking community comment / discussion and endorsement signatures (section at the bottom of the page) to help complete the grant process. We encourage you to take a look at these grants, and offer your feedback and/or your endorsement signature if you feel the project worthy. On behalf of the other organizers. --Theredproject (talk) 01:13, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Women's History/Peer review and Wikipedia:WikiProject Women's History/Collaboration

Created Wikipedia:WikiProject Women's History/Peer review and Wikipedia:WikiProject Women's History/Collaboration. Please let me know what you think! Also please add your name to the list of Active Peer reviewers in the Peer Review article if you can. Thanks! Maranjosie (talk) 15:56, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Please review Hitachi Magic Wand

As part of a Quality improvement project, I've recently put the article Hitachi Magic Wand up for Peer Review.

Participation would be appreciated, at Wikipedia:Peer review/Hitachi Magic Wand/archive1. — Cirt (talk) 06:20, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

Today's Featured Article candidate

I've nominated an article related to Women's rights for Today's Featured Article candidacy, please see discussion at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/Irreplaceable. — Cirt (talk) 21:29, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Today's Featured Article discussion

Please see Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/Three Beauties of the Present Day. — Cirt (talk) 00:46, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Endometrial cancer for Today's Featured Article

I've set-up Endometrial cancer as a blurb for the Today's Featured Article requests process.

You can see it at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/Endometrial cancer.

However, as I myself have nominated a bunch of other articles lately, I won't actually transclude it at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests.

If anyone else wishes to do so, they can follow the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests, and then a discussion will start as to the article's consideration for the Main Page.

Thank you,

Cirt (talk) 01:50, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel

I've started a new article on the book by Janice DickinsonNo Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel.

Feel free to help out with additional secondary sources, and/or chip in with collaborative discussion at Talk:No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel.

Thank you, — Cirt (talk) 06:39, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

All-China Women's Federation

Hello WikiProject Women's History members. Shelby McPherson nominated the article All-China Women's Federation here, but she is inactive as you see here. Could anyone step in and make this article GA? Cheers! Brandon (MrWooHoo)Talk to Brandon! 21:59, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

IEG Renewal Request - Feedback?

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I've started a request to renew my IEG project over on Meta. You can read about the original project here and see the renewal request here. It's been pretty successful and I'm planning some big things to help with systemic bias on a larger scale - I would love any feedback! Thanks, Keilana|Parlez ici 16:03, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

Anyone for Women's health?

You may be interested in this thread at the Medicine project talk page. Cheers, (talk) 16:48, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

Iota Sigma Pi

Hello, if anyone has a free moment can you have a look over this article for me - I have put it as a Start-class and I am hoping to get a DYK for it at some point. I only found it through the 'Random Article' button and tried my best to improve it. Thanks ツStacey (talk) 20:49, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Vivien Leigh FAR

I have nominated Vivien Leigh for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 13:35, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live!

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Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Note: To receive additional notifications about WikiProject X on this talk page, please add this page to Wikipedia:WikiProject X/Newsletter. Otherwise, this will be the last notification sent about WikiProject X.

Harej (talk) 16:58, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Draft:Cambridge Political Equality Association

Dear history experts: Here's a draft article that's up for review at AfC. Is this a notable topic? Is the draft ready for the encyclopedia? —Anne Delong (talk) 14:23, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks - it's on mainspace now. —Anne Delong (talk) 03:46, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Native American Women

I am a relatively new editor to Wikipedia, but have studied and written about women for decades. Most of the Wiki articles I have written have been on Native American women: Tillie Hardwick, Gina Gray, Minnie Evans (Potawatomi leader), Vestana Cadue. Should they be tagged with Women's History banner? I know it has been an issue in the past to combine boxes of someone who is say a politician but also Native American, do you know if it is possible to combine the personbox used on the women's articles with the Native American box?

I am working on a biography now of an Arapaho activist and the more I work on her, the more I think that she would be an amazing subject for Women's History Month. Is there a featured biography throughout the month of March? If so, how would I propose the article? The working draft is here User:SusunW/Viola Hatch SusunW (talk) 21:49, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

  • I would say the answer to your first question regarding the banner, is that it depends on their achievements. I put the banner on the ones you listed, because they should have it, in my opinion. And it does come down to your own judgement on that issue.
  • In regards to Women's History Month, someone else needs to give input for this project. But I would suggest you also post that question at Wikipedia talk:Did you know, because they usually run something on women everyday on the main page during Women's History Month. Ask for input over there about their front-page slots during that month. If by "featured biography", you are talking about the upper left hand featured articles on the main page, that information is here: Wikipedia:Featured articles, and it's a lengthy process there to get from creation to the main page.
  • When you mention "boxes", I think you're talking about the infoboxes. Yes? It's unlikely you can combine any of them, because they have been created as individual templates. But just to make sure, please post a question about that at Wikipedia:Village pump (technical), and if they don't have the answer they can point you to the right place to ask it.
Good luck with everything. — Maile (talk) 22:33, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
@Maile66 and — Maile: Thank you for your help and input. I mostly blithely go along and write about people I run across when researching someone else. Most of these Native women leaders emerged out of the Indian termination era and worked with each other or at least knew of each other. I find them and their histories fascinating, though it is often difficult to find information in great depth about them.
I find Wiki information pages impossible to fathom. They were apparently written by programmers, not writers, and instructions are in some abbreviated code that in a few years might make sense. For now, it may as well be in Greek. I know nothing about featured articles, I just thought that it might be something the women's project would be involved in. Did You Know is apparently a lengthy process which to me is quite confusing. I cannot imagine that something proposed there would be through the process in time for March, but maybe I just don't understand how it all works. I think I shall just finish Viola and move on to my next subject. I prefer to stay out of the politics of Wikipedia. I get enough of that in the real world. This is my relaxation and if it becomes stressful, it loses the fun of it. And yes, I meant infoboxes. I think they cannot be combined, at least the data doesn't flow properly if you try to do it.
I really appreciate your taking the time to answer my questions. SusunW (talk) 03:32, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
@SusunW: and everyone: I also find Infoboxes a bit hard to use, but my approach is to just find an article like mine that has an infobox and copy it, swapping out the parameters. Ping me for help with DYK, I nominated your first one for you, and they told me I had to treat it like one of my own, so the next one is yours, all yours, but it's not that hard if you have a friend to help. Montanabw(talk) 22:29, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
@Montanabw: LOL, I didn't even understand any of the instructions that they told you to do to my article, so there isn't a remote chance that I would understand how to do it on my own. ;-) I have been copying infoboxes, and formatting, and anything else I can figure out how to use to make it easier, but the Native American infobox doesn't seem to work correctly. I fill in their office, I fill in their language, etc. and none of that appears. I am going to try to report it to Village Pump as Maile66 suggested, but since I have no idea of programming lingo, it is doubtful that we will be able to have much communication. :P SusunW (talk) 22:58, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
Susun, just ping @Pigsonthewing: (aka Andy) at his talk page with a link to the article and ask him if he can fix the parameters that are a problem. It's faster. Montanabw(talk) 02:02, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
I've already replied on the inodbox's talk page. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:25, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Women's History Month

Just wanted to ask what plans this year? All the best: Rich Farmbrough02:46, 6 February 2015 (UTC).

I just created a special occasion holding area at DYK, hope the DYK gnomes are Ok with that (some snark about the general topic at their discussion page, don't think it will escalate into drama). Montanabw(talk) 03:20, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
There will be a number of edit-a-thons. See Wikipedia:WikiWomen's History Month. gobonobo + c 21:51, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Notice and invitation

  1. There is a redirect discussion that may be of interest to this group.
  2. Have you heard of the Kaffeeklatsch? It is a test area for women to hear and support each other. The idea came about as a result of a discussion at meta regarding my IdeaLab proposal (yet open) for WikiProject Women.
Now that the klatsch has survived an MfD and WMF legal has said that it does not violate the non discrimination policy,[10] I am looking for women editors who might like to join.
Although I have started a couple of discussions, they are not urgent. For now, the "Please introduce yourself" discussion is more important! I want to take it slow at first and build a small group before trying to address heavy topics or come up with big goals. For now, the klatsch is there as a sort of refuge. I hope you will consider joining, and invite other women editors, too, if you wish.

--Lightbreather (talk) 15:57, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Question at the Village Pump

There is a question at the Village Pump that should be of interest to this group:

Risk in identifying as a woman editor on Wikipedia

--Lightbreather (talk) 02:17, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

Here is the archived link: [[11]] Lugevas (talk) 21:23, 15 February 2015 (UTC)