#BCM310 The Gender Representation in Wikipedia Series Part 4

Posted on



How is this lack of equal gender representation important? Why is it important?

It’s pretty evident from the posts in this gender representation series so far that equal representation is important.

By not having equal contributors there is a clear imbalance that disadvantages one gender. Schiler et al explain that the purpose of Wikipedia is to be a collaborative platform the word collaborative itself implies that the players are equal and the information is inclusive (2014, p. 81). Wikipedia is the online encyclopaedia, it is the most used and visited and therefore should take the opportunity, with such a wide reaching audience to be balanced and diverse (p. 89). But instead it underrepresents a significant portion of the population.

Representation that is representative of all genders is important for the following reasons:

  1. It has the potential to confirm identities

Prior to the increase of female contributors the Jane Austen Wikipedia…

View original post 312 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s