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These women are editing thousands of Wikipedia articles in a quest for gender parity

There’s still a long way to go.


Matt Silverman


chris boylan


For countless historical and social reasons, most of the people editing Wikipedia are white men. This has led to broad bias across the world’s de facto repository of online knowledge.

But a loose affiliation of women and their allies are making up the ground by writing and editing the biographies of historically significant women and minorities who might otherwise be overlooked by academic or popular culture.

This week on 2 Girls 1 Podcast, Alli and Jen (actors who perform weird internet stuff on stage) speak with Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, a lauded Wikipedian and digital activist with more than 4,000 articles to her credit.

She recounts her journey into the Wiki world, edit-a-thons, and how anyone can improve Wikipedia articles they know or care deeply about.

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