My Idea: End Sexism and Intolerance on Wikipedia
Following summarizes my solution to making Wikpedia a more user-friendly and attrative organization for female contributors, including myself, as posted in Inspire today: Particularly the male editors, most especially those in authority and administrative positons on Wikipedia, must be open-minded, considerate, and respectful toward women. They must take women and our concerns seriously. They must not jump to conclusions, immediately thinking that they are always right and women are always wrong. And, women contributors must not be treated as if we are wrong, bad, and therefore, in need of being punished by men with punitive actions simply for speaking out and standing up for our beliefs and ideals. I have stood up against many men on Wikipedia, including editors, "highly esteemed" and experienced editors, and administrators who just don't get it. They are stuck in a vicious cycle of not respecting women, criticizing women, being punitive toward women, and basically getting involved in gang cyber bullying of women because they nearly all stand up with each other against the woman. These constitute the main reasons why I am no longer very actively involved in contributing here. I love to write, create, and contribute, but the atmosphere is hostile, unfriendly, and unsafe toward women such as myself who have a voice and stand up for ourselves. Too many men on Wikipedia want to control, control, control, suppress, suppress, suppress, rather than listen, be open, and be considerate. It is nothing what I imagined it would be. The negative commentary about Wikipedia that one can locate in online networks is definitely very correct. Wikipedia could be so much more, but, overall, is limited, hostile, and regressive in my perspective due to sexism and controlling, closed-minded folks who have the power and make the decisions about others' and other's work and comments. Something to consider is hiring women on Wikipedia so that greater equality, diversity, tolerance, and understanding might possibly begin to be achieved. Daniellagreen (talk) 21:21, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
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Community discussion on harassment reporting
There are many current proposals as part of the 2015 Inspire Campaign related to harassment management. I’ve created a page, Grants:IdeaLab/Community discussion on harassment reporting meant to serve as a central space where the various stakeholders in these proposals and other community members can discuss which methods might serve our community best so that we can unify our ideas into collective action. I encourage you to join the conversation and contribute your ideas! OR drohowa (talk) 01:38, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
What future IdeaLab campaigns would you like to see?
I’m Jethro, and I’m seeking your help in deciding topics for new IdeaLab campaigns that could be run starting next year. These campaigns aim to bring in proposals and solutions from communities that address a need or problem in Wikimedia projects. I'm interested in hearing your preferences and ideas for campaign topics!
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Future IdeaLab Campaigns results
Last December, I invited you to help determine future ideaLab campaigns by submitting and voting on different possible topics. I'm happy to announce the results of your participation, and encourage you to review them and our next steps for implementing those campaigns this year. Thank you to everyone who volunteered time to participate and submit ideas.
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Greetings! You are receiving this message because, at some point in the past, you have participated in a discussion around the topic of harassment. The Support and Safety team is holding a series of consultations gathering feedback on the best potential solutions to the problem. The next stage is a workshop where we hope to narrow the focus to individual actionable ideas and explore how to bring some of these ideas to life.
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Open Call for Individual Engagement Grants
Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program is accepting proposals until April 12th to fund new tools, research, outreach efforts, and other experiments that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers. Whether you need a small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD), IEGs can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.
- Submit a grant request or draft your proposal in IdeaLab
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