Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Where Are the Electronic Girls?

Women do not contribute to Wikipedia at near the rate men do. This should surprise no one who has lived on the planet Earth for any length of time, and the reasons probably aren't worth getting in to (if you'd like to do that, go to google, type in "women, wikipedia" and do a blog search: have fun!).

I suggest another course of action, tho: since the future is far more interesting than the past, and since being the change you wish to see in the world is the only activity worth pursuing, I recommend every woman reading this think a moment about your areas of expertise, even if (especially if) you're expert on something "silly" and "girlish" that society doesn't take seriously, and go to Wikipedia right now and start adding, editing, and balancing that joint out.

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