help us document women in comics with a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
While it makes perfect sense that Wikipedia reflects the biases of the sources its contributors pull from, I am SMACKED by the disparity in those percentages, both of women represented on Wikipedia and of the gender proportions of the editors. This makes me curious to see what women authors in genres I’m more familiar with (like poetry and nature writing) are as-yet-to-be-included.
Hey y’all, I wanted to note that I suspect there may be some bias in the reviewing process...and that may be contributing to bias in who’s featured on Wikipedia. What’s considered “notable” seems highly subjective...I’d love to hear about other cartoonists/readers’ Wikipedia writing experiences.
Such a great idea, and I am flattered that you included me! I am definitely going to circle back here during winter break!
Oh wow, I had no idea of this gender disparity! Love your idea of making a change and am flattered you included me in the list!
Someone else who should definitely be on there is Adrienne Hedger. You’re saying you can’t post about friends though, how would they know?
Thanks for bringing to this our attention and for offering actionable step.
This is great! Yeah, I'm not there either.
Adding a note so that folks don’t duplicate work--I’ve got a pending review for a wiki page for Kelcey Ervick. This is my new nighttime hobby ☺️
I love this so much! Thank you, Autobiographix!