User talk:Kevin Gorman

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comments at wikiconference USA 2015[edit]

i am recalling your question / comment at wikiconference USA: "I get about twenty emails a week from women Wikipedians who don’t want to deal with any of the process on Wiki, because every arbitration committee case that has involved women in the last two years, has involved all of them being banned." s:Danielle_Citron_speaks_at_WikiConference_USA_2015#Question_.231:_Official_Wiki_process_and_banning_all_the_women. Slowking4 (talk) 21:25, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

Yes, and [Kevin speaking here] "...in one of our breakout sessions about gender, the word I heard more than harassment, was Manchester....For reference, I moderate our Gender Gap mailing list, I seriously regularly receive twenty to thirty emails a week related to Wikipedia-related problems from women who do not want to participate in any of our official processes because of what happens to them when they do. And I’m just going to leave “Manchester” at “Manchester”."
Kind of ironic that the main place to leave condolence (and other) messages is at enwiki, where "Manchester" is much in evidence, while the voices Kevin (and I) tried to enfranchise have been silenced. It's hard to think of what I would want to say there though, Kevin was not at all ordinary. If anyone has not seen this yet, some of his former colleagues at the philosophers blog have honored him. —Neotarf (talk) 22:13, 1 August 2016 (UTC)