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Friday, February 04, 2011

Wikipedia's Patriarchal Hegemony

So it turns out that over 85% of Wikipedia contributors are male.

Patriarchal hegemony? Brutal oppression of women?

Of course not. But great fodder for those claims by those so inclined to make them.

For me, it's a good example of working backwards from a statistic.

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