The first Wikipedia monument serves as a good reminder to even out the gender gap

At least one woman is among the four who are hoisting up the Wikipedia globe in the monument that it said to be the first one to honor the online encyclopedia. With all its pieces to build the sum of all knowledge it’s a heavy load to lift.

For that to happen we need more women and other people who are currently underrepresented among the many volunteer contributors to Wikipedia.

The monument stands in the city of Słubice in Poland. CNET reports that its inscription reads: “With this monument the citizens of Słubice would like to pay homage to thousands of anonymous editors all over the world, who have contributed voluntarily to the creation of Wikipedia, the greatest project co-created by people regardless of political, religious or cultural borders.”

It’s will serve as an excellent reminder that still a lot of work is ahead to even out Wikipedia’s gender gap, and its other gaps to fully represent the knowledges of all of humankind.

 

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