Wikipedia is a bit of a boy’s club, according to some critics. “Around 90 percent of Wikipedia editors are men, and it shows,” New Scientist pointed out recently. At the moment, there’s an uproar over a Wikipedia editor’s decision to move female novelists out of the category “American novelists” and into the category of “American women novelists.” Joyce Carol Oates for one was not amused. She tweeted, “Wikipedia bias an accurate reflection of universal bias. All (male) writers are writers; a (woman) writer is a woman writer,” the New York Review of Books reports.
Where are the Women on Wikipedia? (New York Review of Books)
May 6, 2013 By 1 Comment