Sunday, October 16, 2011

Boycott Wikipedia


Kevin Gorman



Wikipedia campus ambassadors


Recently Wikipedia started deleting articles that were favorable to men or they misrepresented them. The dedication to Thomas Ball is gone along with other pages that were favorable to men's rights. The men's rights page has been altered to make MRA's the bad guys and to further the idea of female victim hood. In fact A Voice For Men discusses this in a couple of places.

This requires a bit of context, which I’ll establish as quickly as I can.You’ve just comprehensively re-written wikipedia’s entry on Men’s Rights. The page, formerly provided a reasonable summary of issues of concern with a movement called “the men’s rights movement.”

Now, after a thorough rewrite, the wikipedia entry under the heading “Men’s Rights,” characterizes the phrase to refer to collective privilege afforded to men throughout history. Essentially you’ve provided the definition of “male privilege” as it is presented in the context of Patriarchy Theory (PT).

PT, by the way, is one of the ideological tenets of Radical Feminism, thus the Men’s Rights wikipedia page, formerly addressing a movement called “the mens rights movement” is now a reference page for an item of mainstream feminist doctrine. The rewrite was skillful, certainly – and appears to have taken considerable work. Just look at all those links to feminist advocate research.

Here’s my question. or yours, actually. If you find yourself rewriting reference material to obscure and minimize the topic of that reference material; in fact censoring that topic, to create a public impression that it does not exist – do you recognize your own action as censorship? Taking that question further – do you recognize that the urge to silence opinions other than your own is a totalitarian urge?


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And

In a sudden and sweeping change of the Wikipedia page on Men’s Rights, references to the myriad of issues and efforts highlighted over the past forty years of pro-male activism have been replaced with the standard litany of feminist dogma about male privilege and patriarchy. They start the page (just below the notice challenging its neutrality) with a simple definition: Men’s rights are the entitlements and freedoms claimed by boys and men.

That is followed up by a list of historical and other items that point to male privilege and hegemony, as well as female oppression. Further down the line, below the remainder of the misdirecting clutter (and past where most people will actually read), there is cursory mention of some elements of the MRM, pointing to NCFM and ACFC. This is where they make their first and only mention of men’s rights activists. It’s placed just below a sub-header addressing the male dominant laws in Pakistan.

There are other, very minor references to legitimate men’s rights issues, but they are all literally buried in a deluge of pro-feminist perspective that was added to the page in one fell swoop sometime in the last few days.

The intent here is transparent. The Wikipedia page on men’s rights has been rewritten, in deliberate and premeditated fashion, in order to turn it into a tool that will lead readers to conflate the men’s rights movement with an agenda of domination and control over women. Actually, the page has not been so much rewritten, as it has been reengineered, to turn it from an information source into an instrument of disinformation and deception. None of this was done accidentally, as anyone who has ever read the previous incarnation of that page can clearly see.


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This lead to a WTF moment. Why is wikipedia taking this attitude? Who is making the decisions to delete the sections on men's rights?

We believe we may have the answer. This may explain what happened:

Campus Ambassador program tackles gender gap
Thursday, March 31st, 2011

A key piece of Wikimedia’s strategic plan is to close the gender gap by encouraging more women to participate in projects. One area where we already see progress is the Wikipedia Ambassadors program, developed in conjunction with the Public Policy Initiative. During the 2010-11 academic year, university students across the United States are writing Wikipedia articles as part of their coursework, and they learn the Wikipedia basics from trained Campus Ambassadors who come into the classroom to teach students how to start contributing.

These Campus Ambassadors are the first face of the Wikimedia movement that most students have seen, and 27 of the 59 Campus Ambassadors this term (that’s 46%) are women. At Indiana University Bloomington, for example, six Campus Ambassadors assist three classes of students — and five of them are women.

“I think I am putting a face on Wikipedia instead of it just being a web site that people use,” says Chanitra Bishop, a librarian at IU and one of the five female Campus Ambassadors there. “Hopefully, if students and professors have thought about becoming involved, they will see that they can and that they have unique knowledge to contribute.” Likewise, Indiana Library and Information Science master’s student Beth Brockman was drawn to becoming a Campus Ambassador because of her desire to make Wikipedia a better resource for anyone to use, but she thinks seeing women teaching about Wikipedia in university classrooms can be an inspiration to the female students in the class.

Chanitra’s and Beth’s views are echoed across their cohort. They don’t focus on being role models for female students. Instead, they try to ease all students into the joys of editing Wikipedia — and closing the gender gap is a nice side effect of their work.

“I would hope that I am providing a model for any new editor, not just women, and I would hope that I am contributing to making Wikipedia a professional and respectful environment,” says Adrianne Wadewitz, a longtime Wikipedian. “Being a Campus Ambassador allows me to join together two things about which I’m passionate: Wikipedia and teaching. It allows me to show professors how useful Wikipedia can be as a teaching tool and it allows me to learn, in turn, from students and other teachers about a variety of subject matters and techniques for communicating.”

Campus Ambassadors were trained in five regions across the United States in January, including a training in Indianapolis, pictured here.

Ellie Dahlgren is a staff member at the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning at Indiana, and she agrees with Adrianne that her primary focus as a Campus Ambassador is on what the students get out of the Wikipedia assignment.

“I like challenging instructors to think about teaching and learning in different ways,” Ellie says. “I like being part of a team that creates unique and practical (i.e., real-world) experiences for students.”

And it’s not just Campus Ambassadors closing the gender gap. More than half of the 600 students contributing to Wikipedia through the Public Policy Initiative this term are women. Two classes feature an all-women roster: women’s college Simmons’ “Public Relations Seminar” and Georgetown University’s “Women and Human Rights.”

Brenda Burk is a librarian at nearby Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and she travels to Bloomington to assist in the classrooms there. Becoming a Campus Ambassador has given Brenda a new way to connect with students, she says. Brenda says the principles librarians support — understanding resources, determining source reliability, and verifiability — complement Wikipedia well. And she’s particularly excited to see the students in her class continue contributing to such an important resource.

“Seeing me use Wikipedia and edit encourages them to jump in,” Brenda says of her students. “In the class, the women are a bit more cautious starting to edit and create articles. Once they start and become comfortable in this environment they get excited about it. Hopefully the enthusiasm continues.”

Learn more about the Public Policy Initiative, the Wikipedia Ambassador program, and the classes involved so far at WikiProject United States Public Policy.

LiAnna Davis
Communications Associate, Public Policy Initiative

Tags: gender gap
Posted in Community, Outreach, Public Policy Initiative, Wikipedia | Comments Off


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Sounds like the editors of wikipedia are man-hating dykes or self-hating dweebs. So wikipedia is now being edited by people who have never lived in the real world. Never had to pay their own rent,buy their own groceries or pay their own bills because they have mommy and daddy to do that for them. Let's show these dykes and dweebs what happens when you fuck with men. The organization that pays the bills for wikipedia is wikimedia. This link will take you to their "benefactors" page. Let's tell these benefactors what kind of operation wikipedia is running and ask them if they support bigotry because that is exactly what they are doing when they support wikipedia. Wikimedia is a 501c nonprofit so let's see if we can fuck with wikimedia's 501c status. How can we do that? We can contact our elected leaders (see "men's resources"),both houses and ask them if a 501c nonprofit can engage in sexist practices. If they can't then they should be called on it. Also there is Wiki which may be the parent company of wikipedia so we should email them about our disgust toward wikipedia and the practices they are engaged in. The more of us that write in the better so write in today.

36 comments:

Bob said...

For some years Wikipedia has blocked edits from MEN who posted truth the feminists didn't like. Its good that more men are boycotting that pile of cow manure.

Masculist Man said...

Now we go for their financial jugular vein. Let's see them pitch their hate with no funds.

Anonymous said...

Boycotted

Anonymous said...

Boycotted!

Anonymous said...

Stand up to feminist cunts: http://goo.gl/f4pXo

Anonymous said...

You think that just happens in certain articles? The incredible bias is everywhere from political articles to historical ones. People who edit are mostly incompetent tools who've swallowed too much propaganda. And when normal people come to correct their mistakes, they put all sorts of sticks in the wheels, protesting at every word, rolling back all edits.

Wikipedia is a great tool, but unfortunately it's become too unreliable as a source of information.

Masculist Man said...

You think that just happens in certain articles? The incredible bias is everywhere from political articles to historical ones. People who edit are mostly incompetent tools who've swallowed too much propaganda.

Not to mention they are twerps drunk with power.

There are very few out there that are going to take the perspective I'm taking.

I'm sure there are those out there that are to call wikipedia out on their inaccuracies on the subjects you just described and I'm sure there will be many.

Your voice will be more effective if you are one of the 10's rather than one of the 10,000's.

Anonymous said...

see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men%27s_movement ; or, go to Wikepedia and search for "Mens Movement". It seems like a relatively accurate portrayal and nothing like what is suggested in this article. Then again, I just perused it...

Anonymous said...

see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men%27s_movement ; or, go to Wikepedia and search for "Mens Movement". It seems like a relatively accurate portrayal and nothing like what is suggested in this article. Then again, I just perused it...

Anonymous said...

Most Wikipedians act on their own behest and cooperate with Community standards but do not directly take orders from Wikimedia. Quit bitching and fix the article if you think that there is something wrong
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:SOFIXIT ); that's the way Wikipedia works. If it's a systemic issue with editors, discuss it with the editors or involve admins if necessary.

Masculist Man said...

I heard it was a bullshit process that that got the complaintant nowhere. I also heard that wikipedia is the battle of the egos. I use methods that work I don't waste my time implementing what doesn't work. If you are part of the wikipedia or wikimedia management it sure got your attention. Right?

If I have something to protest I will protest it. If you don't like it what are you going to do about it,big mouth?

Anonymous said...

Ignore your writings as you're evidently unwillingly to understand what you're protesting and not above insulting those that disagree with you. Protest what you want, but it's a lazy response to request a boycott instead of trying to fix the issues or understand the problems. The real way to fix your problems is to act instead of bitching to your cronies to make a statistically insignificant drop in Wikipedia's web traffic. I "hear" a lot of things; it doesn't mean that they're all true. I look into issues myself instead of invoking knee-jerk reactions that espouse second-hand knowledge that I've heard about how businesses operate.

Anonymous said...

this is a joke, right?

mordicai said...

http://conservapedia.com/Main_Page

Anonymous said...

Interesting. Never thought that men's rights was taken so seriously. You certainly got Jezebel's attention. Their site is what linked me here.
Outside of child custody, is there a lot of facts that back up female favoritism in society? Not trolling, just curious.

Sexismbusters said...

If you would like an accurate discussion of men's rights issues in gender studies academia, then do something useful today. Go to sexismbusters do org and support Tom Martin's sex discrimination lawsuit against the Gender Institute of The London School of Economics (LSE). Tom needs to win, and needs further funds to pay for more legal coaching in preparatation for the trial. Do it now!

Anonymous said...

Why don't you whingers stop behaving like wimps and grow up. There is no centralised control on Wikipedia. You can have as much power there as any other editor, so long as you have the ability and the balls. If you feel the playing field on Wikipedia is not level, then do something about it; man up and become serious editors yourselves. Fancy just complaining and pulling faces, like little children, and expecting other people to clean up for you. If rabid feminists do a better job getting their view across, and you lot simply haven't the balls to match them, then you'll just have to swallow your pride and accept that you must be inferior after all.

Masculist Man said...

If you would like an accurate discussion of men's rights issues in gender studies academia, then do something useful today. Go to sexismbusters do org and support Tom Martin's sex discrimination lawsuit against the Gender Institute of The London School of Economics (LSE). Tom needs to win, and needs further funds to pay for more legal coaching in preparatation for the trial. Do it now!

I covered Tom Martin you stupid piece of dogshit. If you had checked around my site you would have found this. But since you are the offspring of some stupid whore you wouldn't have the ability to fucking figure that out for yourself asshole.

Masculist Man said...

Most Wikipedians act on their own behest and cooperate with Community standards but do not directly take orders from Wikimedia. Quit bitching and fix the article if you think that there is something wrong
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:SOFIXIT ); that's the way Wikipedia works. If it's a systemic issue with editors, discuss it with the editors or involve admins if necessary.


I am doing something about it. I can do as you say and have their editors undo my corrections. If that happens and no one sees the corrected version they're going to take the altered version as truth. This way,however,our concerns are not covered up but available for the whole world to see. Why should I play with biased rules which are used against me?

Masculist Man said...

Ignore your writings as you're evidently unwillingly to understand what you're protesting and not above insulting those that disagree with you. Protest what you want, but it's a lazy response to request a boycott instead of trying to fix the issues or understand the problems. The real way to fix your problems is to act instead of bitching to your cronies to make a statistically insignificant drop in Wikipedia's web traffic. I "hear" a lot of things; it doesn't mean that they're all true. I look into issues myself instead of invoking knee-jerk reactions that espouse second-hand knowledge that I've heard about how businesses operate.

Someone comes off with an attitude toward me I'm going to give it back to them. Don't dish it out if you can't take it. People have disagreed with me before and been respectful about it and I return the favor. I will also return the favor if they talk shit too. It's just that simple.

Masculist Man said...

Interesting. Never thought that men's rights was taken so seriously. You certainly got Jezebel's attention. Their site is what linked me here.
Outside of child custody, is there a lot of facts that back up female favoritism in society? Not trolling, just curious.


Read my blog and you'll see what I've posted is true,I even post the links to back up what I say. Read and judge for yourself.

Jezebel,huh? I'm probably on the feminist hit list. Which means they'll probably send a hitwoman after me.

Masculist Man said...

Why don't you whingers stop behaving like wimps and grow up. There is no centralised control on Wikipedia. You can have as much power there as any other editor, so long as you have the ability and the balls. If you feel the playing field on Wikipedia is not level, then do something about it; man up and become serious editors yourselves. Fancy just complaining and pulling faces, like little children, and expecting other people to clean up for you. If rabid feminists do a better job getting their view across, and you lot simply haven't the balls to match them, then you'll just have to swallow your pride and accept that you must be inferior after all.

Why don't you lick my balls like your mother did last night. Why should I trust a bias system that against me? I have this blog and with it I can get the message out. I concede nothing and I will be more than happy to see feminazis like you in hell.

Anonymous said...

I had such an amazing laugh at your blog today. I always find it funny when a loser devotes his life to a nonsensical and stupid issue. Everyday you wake up and complain about something on the internet that would get you laughed at by most people. I just have to wonder what your mom must have done to you to make you think like this. The absolute funniest part is your desperate attempt to come off as macho. Let's look at your life here, you hate women and spend your days thinking about men doesn't that sum it up macho man? I'm going to go out on a limb and guess you are a member of the Village People, macho man. Finally I do hope you can find a more phallic picture for your profile picture. I'm sure Al Pacino holding a big penis I mean gun is one of your favorite things to look at but its a bit obvious what you are keeping in the closet.

Masculist Man said...

Anonymous October 18, 2011 11:50 PM,

You sound like a typical lesbian:hypocrite extrodinaire. Now go back to listening to kd lang and the indigo girls.

You're the type to get wet while watching the WNBA.

Masculist Man said...

see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men%27s_movement ; or, go to Wikepedia and search for "Mens Movement". It seems like a relatively accurate portrayal and nothing like what is suggested in this article. Then again, I just perused it...

They probably changed it because the heat is on.

I also find it very interesting that Jezebel became involved after my post about wikipedia. My blog has been in existance for the last 4 years and Jezebel hasn't given two shits about it prior to the wikipedia posting. Interesting.

Did wikipedia tip off Jezebel? Is there a connection between the two? Same personnel on both wikipedia and jezebel?

Anonymous said...

Jesus. I don't know whether to pity you all or laugh at you. Somebody help me decide by telling me how I must be a woman-fearing cancer who is destroying the righteous crusade of you noble he-men.

Take your misplaced angst and channel it into something useful. Stop thinking of ways to annoy useful public institutions.

Masculist Man said...

Anonymous October 22, 2011 1:01 AM,

There you are,jester I've found your post extremely funny. I do have to say that when it comes to court jesters no one beats lezebel. In fact others have found your posts extremely funny as well. So continue to entertain me,jester and give us all something to laugh at.

Anonymous said...

Wiki can't even be used as source material anymore for grade school projects.

I think this is the final nail in the coffin for wiki. All we need to do is copy the debate going on in the editing section and spread it everywhere. Those bigots at wiki think Jezebel is more mainstream/ unbiased then A Voice Form Men.

We also have to be aware that feminist bigots are trying to use the men's rights movement to maintain viability. As in extreme cases bad publicity is better then no publicity.

We must learn the real world identities of the bigots at wiki that are intentionally trying to disrupt the truth.

Masculist Man said...

If you want to take a snapshot of this debate you have my blessings.

Dave Tavres said...

For about three years I got in one edit-war after another on Wikipedia. The minor changes or articles I would add weren't controversial and were always true and correct.

Each time my information was removed, and I would update it again, I would eventually get the "we'll ban you..." messages.

About two years ago, I finally had enough. I've been boycotting Wikipedia as much as possible since then. That includes never linking to their articles, writing comments on many websites that wikipedia is NOT to be trusted as a source and, most importantly, never clicking links to wikipedia.

I'm in the web industry and spend A LOT of time posting and clicking links. Other than verbally warning non-geeks, I don't know what else I can do.

Wikipedia needs to fundamentally change how they add and modify articles.

Bored of censorship said...

i will be boycotting Wikipedia for a whole range of reasons, will not miss it at all, plenty other sites offer much more however are not favoured highly in search routines.

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NIKHIL said...

do you really want to know why men start hating women,i can give list of my own personal reasons.
the feminist movement has lead to the discrimnation of men.
majority of unemployed people in the world are men.
women are given more priviliges in the society compared to men.
the most important reason would probably be the number of male bashing advertisements where women overpower men and many advertisements potraying men as foolish and dumb and women as smart and intelligent where women make fun of men.
societies keep on perceiving women as superior and considering men as worthless and piece of shit.
let me clearly tell you majority of women in the world are female chauvenists whether you accept the fact or not.You say that feminists fight for equality for women in the society which is not at all a true fact. In fact majority of them want power over men ridicule them and demean men in every possible ways.people say that men have more ego but so do women.in today,s society many women treat their husbands like piece of shit and they consider their husbands as worthless beings
so it clearly shows that men become mysogynists or women haters mainly because of the society. The real fact of life is that 85% of the mothers in the world are harsh towards their sons when compared to daughters.According to many mothers in the world sons are considered as inferior beings they show more love and affection to their daughters.I will tell you something my grandmother is the most arrogant fucking woman on earth, do you want to know why i lost respect to her because the way she treated me forced me to lose respect to her.women like you always enjoy men getting mentally hurt and pissed of.You want men to get defeated in life.You feel more happy when men lose their happiness and suffer from mental depression.that's why men become mysogynists. You have international women,s day but you don't have international men's day.every society should treat everyone irrespective of whatever gender they are to be treated with respect and dignity.but the fact is that women always want more rights from men and treat men like a piece of shit.But the time will come where mens movement will give a stiff competition to the feminist movement.You bloody fucking man hating feminists time will come where we men will kick your ass and throw shit on your bloody faces.

Gay Indian Bloke New Delhi said...

What's sauce for the goose shall now be sauce for the gander. If women, straight or otherwise, can enjoy feminism, straight and gay men can enjoy masculism.
I hate feminism, and I hate women!
This has proved a very informative weblog to me after my having read it. I hope more and more men wake up and boycott all those things that are feministic. One of those things are the usage of the personal pronouns "they", "them", "their" or "theirs" for antecedents of unspecified gender just to not be politically incorrect!! I mean, please!!! Why ought one to say, "Each student must submit THEIR homework for correction in good time," when one could more easily and shortly say, "Each student must submit HIS homework for correction in good time," no matter the student should be male or otherwise? Just for feministic ego? Moreover, this solecism breaks the rules of strict grammar anyhow as it renders the whole sentence ungrammatical: a singular noun can't just assume a plural pronoun, can it? How can we forget stuff taught to us at elementary school? With such feminist-friendly sentence construction, we're destroying grammar itself, which is supposed to rule the roost when constructing sentences. This itself goes to show that adopting feminist policies in any way would go against established rules and norms.
So, we must always use the traditional male personal pronouns "he", "him" or "his" instead that would indeed be grammatical too, just as they have always been. At least we men must do this! Boycott feministic approaches and ways of life and culture!
@ Nikhil: you said it!

Thomas Allen said...

I never liked Wikipedia anyway, who in there right mind actually respects Wikipedia as a source?