WIKIPEDIA'S GENDER GAP
Overall usage of Wikipedia by gender is about 50/50
A study done in 2011 showed male editors account for approximately 1% of all editors on Wikipedia.
A breakdown of female-made edits, by article category:
People Arts Philosophy Religion Health History Science Geography
10.7% 10.4% 8.3% 7.1% 7.1% 6.7% 5.2% 3.7%
Female users are more likely to be blocked indefinitely on Wikipedia.
Male users are 5% more likely than women to edit article sections of Wikipedia instead of the more social User and User Talk pages.
Statistically, there are over 1.5 million female editors on Wikipedia, roughly equivalent to the population of Idaho.
Conversely, there are approximately 15.5 million male editors, or nearly twice the population of New York City.
The number of female editors joining Wikipedia has been steadily increasing over the past few years.
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