#GAReads | Why Nobel winner Donna Strickland didn't have a Wikipedia page

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photo credit: Fortune Global Forum [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0], via Flickr

Why Nobel winner Donna Strickland didn't have a Wikipedia page”:

A 2011 study from the University of Minnesota found that new female editors are much more likely to have their edits reversed, and are more likely to be indefinitely blocked. It’s little surprise, then, that in a one-year span, only 9 percent of changes made by new editors were made by women, and only 6 percent of contributors with more than 500 edits were women. Academics have observed what they call “men’s movement cyber-vigilantes” patrolling the site for references to women, which they find one reason or another to erase.

Read Dawn Bazely’s full article at The Washington Post here…