Where Women in Wikipedia?

Today, we’re looking at a series of articles entitled, “Where Are the Women in Wikipedia?” in the Room for Debate from The New York Times. In small groups, you’ll be given one of the articles and asked to answer the questions below. You should designate one typist for your group. Feel free to copy and paste language directly from the article. 

If you’re working from home today, select the article of most interest to you and answer the questions. 

  • Who is the author? Why are they qualified to write about this topic? Or, are they? You might have to do a little digging about this person. 
  • What is the main point of your article? Why is it (or isn’t it) persuasive to you?
  • What piece of evidence that supports their main point do you find most interesting? Why?
  • What do you think Wikipedia should do to increase women’s participation?  And, why do you (or don’t you) think this is important?

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