Thursday, May 22, 2014
From Ms., Writing Her In: Wikipedia as Feminist Activism. An easy, and immediate way to change and correct history. Just do it.
I’m tired of looking for important female artists on Wikipedia and finding no information, while second-rate male artists have pages and pages written about them.
The Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon was dedicated to changing this.During the edit-a-thon, Lesperance wrote a Wikipedia entry for Christina Ramberg. “There is no good reason why she wasn’t already on there,” Lesperance told me. “All of her male colleagues of the Chicago Imagists were represented on Wikipedia, and I’m finding this [omission] is typical.”
Omissions like this can be easily corrected. Lesperance said she felt an “air of empowerment at the ease with which an addition to that archive—which receives so much readership—takes place.”