I’m glad you are covering the gender gap, and that the gap is slowly improving (thanks to the efforts of people like Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight and Wikipedia Women in Red). Rosie shared a line with me that I often think of in the context of representation: “You can’t be what you can’t see.”

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Thanks so much for this piece about English Wikipedia's most prolific contributor. I enjoyed reading about Stephen Pruitt and was happy to see that he is part of Women in Red. I recently wrote about people writing women back into history In books and on Wikipedia.

I knew the gender gap in history was enormous, but had no idea that only 0.5% of recorded history is about women and that only 19% of Wikipedia biographies are about women. That's an increase of a few percentage points from a few years ago when several editors of all genders began to focus on closing the gap. Here's to them and everyone inspired by pieces like yours to join them.

It should have occurred to me that so much of Wikipedia is in English and how badly translations into other languages are needed as well.

Here's the link to my post if anyone is interested in reading more about people devoted to giving notable women their historical due. https://open.substack.com/pub/3birchesway/p/writing-women-back-into-history

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