I just sent the below email, with this post’s title as the subject, to the women I’m close to. But I thought others might like it too. Send this to an expert you know.
Women are roughly 50% of the world’s population, but a vast minority of the voices in one of today’s greatest collections of knowledge: Wikipedia. Experts estimate the same is true of people of color and other marginalized groups.
You are an expert in something. Today, March 15th, is a feminist & POC edit-a-thon.
Check it out here on Al-Jazeera, or head straight to Wikipedia. Pick something you know & find it’s page. Where there’s something you can add, or correct or improve, click edit and share it with us. It’s easy. Women everywhere will be sharing what we know and adding to the world’s knowledge.
Please & thank you.
Follow the edit-a-thon on Twitter with the hashtag #toofew
Get started in the Teahouse – “A friendly place to help new editors become accustomed to Wikipedia culture, ask questions, and develop community relationships.”
Or go to straight to a page you know & like! I think I’ll work on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_economics later today. All the important people listed there are men!