Women, sports and Wikipedia

For a variety of complex reasons, I haven’t been contributing much to English Wikinews recently. (This blog has subsequently become a blog where I struggle with motivational issues to stay involved.) Instead, I have been focused on English Wikipedia, the gendergap and doing research.  I’ve been having some fabulous e-mail exchanges on some of these topics.  One included the thought that as an active female Wikimedian, it gets frustrating at times that the voice of women participating on various projects is often mediated through academics or journalists.  Rarely do journalists reach out to women to ask our views.  (Though to be fair, we are apparently hard to find.  One academic I talked to did a study of female Wikipedians and despite broadcasting this somewhat broadly, was only able to find eight who would participate.)

Anyway, I have a guest blog post over on WikiGrrls.  Go read. 🙂

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