Every Time You Troll Me, A Scientist Gets Her Due

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March 23, 2017

Emily Temple-Wood has been an avid Wikipedia editor since she was pretty young.  And early on, she noticed that Wikipedia has a serious gender bias problem, so she began recruiting more women editors to write more Wikipedia articles about notable women.  And in return she got… rape and death threats.  Instead of retreating, she resolved that every time she got another hate-filled misogynistic message from a troll — she’d write a new Wikipedia bio of a female scientist.

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Women are underrepresented on Wikipedia. So Emily Temple-Wood recruited people to write more articles about notable women. In return, she got rape and death threats. Now, every time she's trolled, she writes a new Wikipedia bio of a female scientist.


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March 23, 2017
Emily Temple-Wood
Wikipedia Editor, Future Doctor
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