Ms. Categorized: Gender, notability, and inequality on Wikipedia

  title={Ms. Categorized: Gender, notability, and inequality on Wikipedia},
  author={Francesca Bolla Tripodi},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  • F. Tripodi
  • Published 27 June 2021
  • Sociology
  • New Media & Society
Gender is one of the most pervasive and insidious forms of inequality. For example, English-language Wikipedia contains more than 1.5 million biographies about notable writers, inventors, and academics, but less than 19% of these biographies are about women. To try and improve these statistics, activists host “edit-a-thons” to increase the visibility of notable women. While this strategy helps create several biographies previously inexistent, it fails to address a more inconspicuous form of… 

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