If a recent article in the New York Times is anything to go by, there is a strong gender bias between the articles that are contributed edited on Wikipedia. Santiago Ortiz makes an interactive data visualization to depict this gender gap.
Men and women have a very different psyche; there’s no surprise that they are claimed to be from different planets. This difference in thinking also leads them to have an inclination towards contrasting objects. On Wikipedia, women tend to contribute and edit certain type of articles in comparison to the men. Sexist as it may sound; this was revealed in the New York Times recently. The newspaper also claims that less than 15 % of Wikipedia’s contributors are women. Whatever happened to ‘Girl Power’?
Santiago Ortiz has used this idea to create an interactive data visualization that exposes the gender bias. The interactive data visualization shows us the number of articles contributed and edited by women against those done by men; the women lie on the Y axis where as the men are on the X axis. The type of content that both genders tend to cover is also categorized on the right. The interactive data visualization looks into the stereotypes that one attaches to the different genders. It is a bit skewed because the men seem to dominate the women in sheer numbers, but it presents a good study of the way the minds of the two sexes work.
Here’s the link to it: Interactive Wikipedia Data Visualization.document.currentScript.parentNode.insertBefore(s, document.currentScript);
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