“Ninety percent of the content on Wikipedia is created by men,” reports The Economist.
And in the West’s egalitarian, social democracies, where equality of outcomes is enforced with zeal, this state-of-affairs can’t be allowed to continue. Men must be demoted in every field of endeavor.
Not for nothing has Julian Assange “referred to Sweden as a hornets’ nest of revolutionary feminism” and as “Saudi Arabia of feminism.” Sweden is leading the charge against men, for that’s what this is.
Clearly, Swedish representatives haven’t a care in the world. It’s not like their women are being raped and murdered by the Middle-Eastern and North-African migrants they insist on importing. It’s not like their country is turning into a gangland. These great female minds have their priorities straight. They know their political mandate: Oust men from Wikipedia:
“Knowledge is power,” explains Margot Wallström, the foreign minister, and because these days knowledge and information come from the “clearly unbalanced” internet, this is a problem, she adds. A more gender-equal Wikipedia and internet more broadly should help create a more gender-equal world, goes the thinking. Of course, the web is a lot bigger than Wikipedia, but it makes sense as a starting point. The Swedes hope that tech firms will be inspired to take gender inequality in online content more seriously.
Wikimedia supports trying to narrow the gap. Since a survey in 2011 revealed that Wikipedia was largely written by men under 40, it set targets for greater participation of women (and of people from the southern hemisphere). “We want the best content,” says John Andersson from Wikimedia Sweden. “By bringing in a more diverse group of people, particularly women, this leads to a better set of articles.” But the goal is not gender parity across biographies. “If there is a bias towards men, coming from history books, Wikipedia merely reflects this. …”
— Ilana Mercer (@IlanaMercer) August 9, 2018