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The Royal Society is hosting an edit-a-thon for Wikipedia, signing up a bunch of contributors to spend one day adding and editing articles about female scientists including black female neurosurgeon Alexa Canady and UCL Biomedical Imaging expert Eleanor Maguire. The Wiki-eds will have access to a whole host of material from the …

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Anonymous Coward

Perhaps they should watch a Polish SciFi film that the BBC showed probably a couple of decades ago where a couple of men who for some reason got cryogenically frozen in the 1970s are unfrozen into a future world where women have taken control and men deemed to be unnecessary ... when questioned on how men could ever have run the world they reply that men are always the most intelligent and give Albert Einstein as an example only to be told that Alberta Einstein was a woman.

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Anonymous Coward

Quick check on Google reveals the film to be none other than "SexMission"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088083/plotsummary

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Headmaster

Consider Her Ways

A Novella by John Wyndham, was rather a long way ahead with that concept...

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Coat

Re: Consider Her Ways

Silly Wikipedians. There are not wiminz on da internets.

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Paris Hilton

Re: Consider Her Ways

> John Wyndham

Holy shit, Im' not the only one who remembers Wyndham's writing not about Triffids???

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Re: Consider Her Ways

"The Kraken Wakes"

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Re: Consider Her Ways

Trouble with lichen

The Crysalids

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Anonymous Coward

Does wikipedia do

celeb gossip and fashion now?

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What's the matter?

Wiki moderators running out of people to revert from?

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Paris Hilton

About time...

I've always thought wikipedia needed a liberal sprinkling of high rise terminators.. not to mention a good dose of 'like'...

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Anonymous Coward

The truth is there are not as many female scientists as male scientists and fewer famous female scientists that warrant an article. I doubt it's due to most editors being male that there are fewer articles on female scientists. It's because there are fewer of them to write about. I'm sure the numbers of articles on female celebrities or authors would be higher. The content of Wikipedia is just reflecting society. Wikipedia itself is not biased towards men.

There is no discrimination of gender on who can be an editor on Wikipedia. The Internet is as genderless as you make it. People are not under an obligation to reveal their gender. For whatever reason, women just seem less interested or inclined to voluntarily edit Wikipedia in their free time.

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What's the betting...

... that a big chunk of their edits will be thrown out by the self-important idiots who "moderate" Wikipedia and think they know better than people who actually study a subject?!

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Devil

Re: What's the betting...

Citation needed! Or were you doing original research? Maybe you are a self-hating jew? I do think your contribution is unbalanced. Please comment on the talk page!

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Verity Stob

Wikipedia says:

"This article on a computer specialist of the United Kingdom is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it."

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Am I the only one...

..who read the title as "edit a thong" and was seriously disappointed?

If that joke does not disqualify me from commenting, I´d like to say, that this problem, if indeed it is a problem, seems to be a complex one. If the time needed for my sideburns to go gray taught me anything, then a complex problems do not have simple solutions. And this seems to be an attempt on simple solution.

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