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Do women read the Wiki?

Under 15% of contributors to Wikipedia are wommen and Wikipedia wants to do something about it. Sue Gardner, executive director of the Wikipedia Foundation, see it not as a problem of inequity, but rather a problem of quality. If a vast percentage of the world is not contributing, if their perspectives, interests, and experiences are omitted, Wikipedia will be less than it could be.

Hmmm .. isn’t there some sphistry going on here?  How many women read men’s magazines and how many men read Cosmo.  Would WIKI get more female authors if it broadened its content to cover more of the things that sell to women?  Who READS WIKI? 

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