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Wikipedia at 20: Why it often overlooks stories of women in history
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Wikipedia at 20: Why it often overlooks stories of women in history

Wikipedia at 20: Why it often overlooks stories of women in history Less than a third of biographical entries on Wikipedia are about women. aradaphotography/shutterstock.com Tamar Carroll, Rochester Institute of Technology and Lara Nicosia, Rochester Institute of Technology Movements like #MeToo have drawn increased attention to the systemic discrimination facing women in a range of professional fields, from Hollywood and journalism to banking and government. Discrimination is also a problem on user-driven sites like Wikipedia. Wikipedia’s 20th birthday is on Jan. 15, 2021 and today it is the thirteenth most popular website worldwide. In December 2020, the online encyclopedia had over 22 billion page views. The volume of traffic on Wikipedia’...