Only 17% of biographies on Wikipedia are about women. My mother learned this on the radio. I found this article online citing the same stat.
It gets worse… if there aren’t enough visitors to these women’s pages, the pages disappear!!!
Thankfully my page has not disappeared and even more delightful, I recently discovered my Lia Ditton wiki page has been brought up-to-date by elves! Seriously, a number of editors have been adding sentences and citations to my wiki page while I’ve been rowing down the coast of Oregon and California.
Hang on what?
Here’s a video which recaps what just happened: