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January 2020 at Women in Red[edit]

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January 2020, Volume 6, Issue 1, Numbers 146, 148, 149, 150, 151, 153


Happy Holidays from all of us at Women in Red, and thank you for your support in 2019. We look forward to working with you in 2020!

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Launching the #SheSaid drive on Wikiquote[edit]

Why is Graca Machel not on Wikiquote?

On the 20th October, at the Gender Gap panel for the Creative Commons Virtual Global Summit, Wiki Loves Women's Anthere and Islahaddow launched the SheSaid campaign. The SheSaid drive is aimed at improving the visibility of women across Wikimedia projects by creating new or improving already existing Wikiquote entries spoken by notable women.

Why the SheSaid campaign?
One reason is to balance the representation of gender in the entries of Wikiquote. The other is to show that women's quotes are less likely to be featured than men's. Here are a few statistics:

  • On the English Wikiquote main page on 6th of Oct 2020, in the Selected people section... 29 men are featured and only 4 women (check out the screenshot on the right...)
  • There are 233 women who have a featured article on either French or English Wikipedias... with no entry on the French Wikiquote check it out
  • There are 141 women featured article on the English Wikipedia with no wikiquote entry check it
  • There are 519 women listed on the French wikiquote check it and 3117 men listed check it out

Obviously, not all women say good quotes that would make a wikiquote entry worth it. Still...

How to get involved?
SheSaid runs until the 20h of December 2020. We hope you will take part! Please share with your community! To find out more and join the campaign here.

Islahaddow (talk)

January 2022 Women in Red[edit]

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Happy New Year from Women in Red Jan 2022, Vol 8, Issue 1, Nos 214, 216, 217, 218, 219


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  • Encourage someone to become a WiR member this month.
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--Megalibrarygirl (talk) 16:01, 28 December 2021 (UTC) via MassMessaging

Women in Red report for 2021[edit]

Inspired by the Women in Green report on the Women in Red talk page, I have put together some of the principal WiR results for 2021.

  • Overall the percentage of women's biographies increased from 18.67% in January to 19.10% at the end of the year; there were 24,787 new biographies of women although the majority of these were not created specifically under Women in Red. By the end of the year, there were 355,957 biographies of women on the English Wikipedia.
  • Our WiR metrics pages record a total of 26,805 articles created in 2021, 3,301 less than the 30,106 created in 2020. This can be explained by our discontinuing manual additions to the lists from February 2021, subsequently relying fully on bot-listed results.
  • Membership according to our mailing lists was 1,185 including 114 members who joined in 2021. (These figures may not fully reflect membership as a few members have requested removal from the lists while a number of non-members have added their names.) About half of those listed are no longer active.
  • A total of 5,722 articles were listed as new or improved on our meetup pages, of which 2,080 were on #1day1woman, 1,598 from the Continental Contest (Africa, Europe, Latin America and Oceania), 1,584 under other monthly priorities and 460 in connection with our year-long emphasis on Women's rights. The most popular topic was our three-month-long Olympics & Paralympics with 1,185 new or improved articles of which 195 were subsequently deleted.
  • The most popular monthly priority was Women writers in September with 225 new or improved articles, the least popular Gender studies in April with only five articles listed.
  • According to Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/DYK, over 500 articles tagged with a Women in Red banner were highlighted on the Main Page as DYKs. For example 105 of those under #1day1woman were displayed as DYK. Many articles were also displayed on the Main Page under In the news.
  • Articles created under WiR and subsequently ranked FA or GA can be seen at Women in Green.

These results may be useful in discussing priorities for future planning.--Ipigott (talk) 13:37, 3 January 2022 (UTC)

possible new article - murder of Paulina Dembska[edit]

Can someone write an article about the Murder of Paulina Dembska? She was a Polish woman who was raped and murdered in Malta on 2 January. This appalling case has been covered by many media sources - for example

http://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/paulina-dembska-identified-as-sliema-murder-victim.925273 http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2022-01-03/local-news/Lead-suspect-in-Sliema-murder-claimed-he-was-taken-over-by-the-devil-6736239504 http://www.guidememalta.com/en/fundraisers-launched-to-erect-paulina-dembska-memorial-statue-and-repatriate-her-remains http://www.corrieredimalta.com/attualita/pioggia-di-donazioni-per-supportare-il-rimpatrio-della-salma-di-paulina-dembska/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 46.11.98.92 (talk) 12:08, 5 January 2022 (UTC)

Cause of bias per intro message[edit]

I noticed this in the third paragraph of this Wikiproject's introduction/welcome message (Wikipedia:WikiProject Women/Introduction): To counter Wikipedia's systemic bias against covering women's biographies, women's work and women's perspectives, which occurs because the vast majority of editors are male (see the article on Gender bias in Wikipedia for more details). I read the current version of the linked article and it does not make a causal relationship between the proportion of male editors and the bias regarding articles about women. Would it be possible to change the phrasing of this and possibly include other factors noted as influencing the gender bias? I don't know that it's fair or productive to cast blame at male editors in this WikiProject's welcome message. (I have written over 50 women's biographies and can't recall writing any men's biographies.) – Reidgreg (talk) 01:29, 13 January 2022 (UTC)

Women in Green[edit]

Hey there! :) I notice this project also works with the Women in Red project, and links to them on the main project page. Do you also work with Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Green, which I just discovered recently? BOZ (talk) 13:30, 15 January 2022 (UTC)

Women in Green is mentioned as an affiliate of WP:Women in the sidebar on the project's main page. It might also be worth mentioning in the "Welcome to WikiProject Women!" section where it talks about Featured and Good Articles? Caeciliusinhorto (talk) 13:35, 15 January 2022 (UTC)

Peng Shuai RfC[edit]

Notification of an RfC on Peng Shuai's article. Would appreciate folk's providing input. NickCT (talk) 16:26, 25 January 2022 (UTC)