Art + Feminism invite you to join in with a Wikipedia edit-a-thon hosted by the Museum of Childhood, on International Women’s Day.
Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge.
This is a problem for women who have played important roles in the history of childhood. Often these Wikipedia entries primarily reference the work of their husband, or of the company they were associated with, and not the woman.
Let’s change that.
Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on women toymakers. We’ll provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials and refreshments. All you need to bring is your laptop and your enthusiasm.
We invite people of all gender identities and expressions to participate, particularly transgender and cisgender women.
Museum of Childhood, Royal Mile
Wednesday 8th March
10.30am to 4.30pm
(Join us for 10 minutes or 6 hours)
To tell us you’re coming or ask questions, email Lois at firstname.lastname@example.org