August 1, 2018 IBOMLLC Team

Jess Wade – Ph.D. is changing the sexist Wikipedia entries where Women in STEM are grossly underrepresented

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Innov8tiv
Innov8tiv – Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa

The Wikipedia is one of the greatest educational materials of our time. You have probably realized that if you have had to do your college assignment, and the fact that is free makes it top go-to-place online for most students around the world.

However, if you are looking for information on the Wikipedia featuring the achievement of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). A couple of pages (in fact just 17% of pages featuring professionals in the STEM) and you will run out of web pages talking about women. The rest is about men in STEM; they will be there in tons after tons.

Does it mean that there just aren’t enough women interest in STEM? That’s probably one of the sexiest misconceptions most women and girls have become all too familiar with. Well as far as Wikipedia is concerned, the majority of its editors are male (white men) and if they’re going to write something there, they might as well something they are interested in. More often than not, they write about achievement by men (predominantly white men), hence the gross underrepresentation of women …read more

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