The New York Times claims Wikipedia is sexist against women. In an article titled "Define Gender Gap? Look Up Wikipedia’s Contributor List" Times reporter, Noam Cohen, was outraged that 13% of the site's contributors are women while 87% are men.
The reporter claimed the internet encyclopedia's topics are skewed toward men. Cohen wrote "the most famous fashion designers — Manolo Blahnik or Jimmy Choo — get but a handful of paragraphs . And consider the disparity between two popular series on HBO: The entry on “Sex and the City” includes only a brief summary of every episode, sometimes two or three sentences; the one on “The Sopranos” includes lengthy, detailed articles on each episode."
Cohen interviewed Joseph Reagle, a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. Reagle claimed Wikipedia contributors create an "ideology that resists any efforts to impose rules or even goals like diversity, as well as a culture that may discourage women". He also claimed some contributors are "high-conflict people, even misogynists".
However, a quick view of the website shows that feminist criticisms are a farce. As an example, an article within the site, titled "Gender and Education", claims that when women do poorly in math and science, compared to boys, its because of educational sex discrimination. However when boys do poorly in reading compared to girls, its because boys brains are comparatively stupid. The article states females have a gender advantage in their brain's left hemisphere thus giving them an edge in literary education. The obvious conclusion of these assertions is that since, girls can do as well as boys in math & science and better than them in reading, women are smarter than men. THIS IS STANDARD FEMINIST BIGOTRY.
Additionally, if 13% of Wikipedia contributors being women is sexist, then what about the percentage of women who are paying child support? In an astounding coincidence, US Census Bureau statistics (2007) show that only 13% of child support payers are women. However, feminists have no problem with this gender gap and see no reason why it should rise. In fact, a scan of the New York Times revealed NO ARTICLES were written complaining about the lack of women paying child support and the gender bias of the US family court system. Classic female chauvinist double standard.
The New York Times reporter also interviewed feminist Jane Margolis, co-author of a book on alleged sexism in computer science, “Unlocking the Clubhouse". Margolis was enraged that many independent editorials both on the internet and in print are being written by males. She said Wikipedia is another example. Margolis is a case of a another feminist becoming angry because old media giants such as ABCNews, NBCNews and The New York Times have lost their monopoly on information circulation due to the invention of the internet. Most independent "male editorials" are actually written on the internet and therefore beyond mainstream media control. This means news organizations are no longer able to promote their political agenda (and feminism) unchallenged. Men can now speak out.
New York Times' attacks against Wikipedia is another example of the media promoting feminist double standards and negative stereotypes against men.