Women’s Health on Wikipedia

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran a fantastic profile of Barbara Page, a “Wikipedia Wunderkind” who “helps readers of the online encyclopedia understand women’s health, among other topics.”

In addition to telling Page’s story, the article includes sad but unsurprising statistics: “Women make up 20 percent of Wikipedia’s writers and editors, while about 80 percent of Wikipedia articles are written and edited by educated white men who are in their 30s and live in America or Europe.”

Another sobering metric is that the Wikipedia article on “Rape” is viewed 3,000 times per day, which only shows why it’s important that Wikipedia remain an accurate and helpful resource.

Wikipedia is lucky to have Page, and you can read more about her in the feature article for the Post-Gazette.