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.
Mentioned in this discussion:
- Tilly Edinger, the founder of paleoneurology
- Ann Bishop, biologist who contributed to research on malaria