Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/271

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Alphabet Run: X, Y, & Z | June 2023

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Hello! and welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR), whose objective is to turn red links into blue ones. Our project's scope is women's biographies and women's works, broadly construed. Did you know that, according to Humaniki, only 19.65% of the English Wikipedia's biographies are about women? Not impressed? Content gender gap is a form of systemic bias, and this is what WiR addresses. We invite you to participate, whenever you like, in whatever way suits you and your schedule.
Women in Red warmly welcomes you!
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1–30 June 2023
Youn Yuh-jung, Korean actress
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From July 2022 to June 2023, Women in Red is embarking on their first collective "alphabet run", where editors work consecutively through the letters of the English alphabet. The June 2023 letters are X,Y and Z, and can be applied to any first, middle or last name of a subject e.g. Yasmina Zaytoun, or individuals named like Yoko Ono or Katka Zupančič would both be appropriate.

We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles about notable women.

This virtual editathon allows enthusiasts wherever they may be to participate in our initiative. Contributors are of course also welcome to add articles on any other women who deserve to be covered, for example under the topics of the month or our comprehensive #1day1woman priority.

The main goals of the event are:

  • to encourage inexperienced editors and show them how they can contribute to Wikipedia by creating biographies of prominent women
  • to draw the attention of more experienced editors to the need for concerted action in combating the systemic bias against the coverage of women and women's works
  • to promote the new and improved articles and images through social media and via nominations to Main Page features "Did You Know?" and "In The News".

What else?

  • Below, you'll see a section where you can list the articles you create month by month, and another section where you can add the images you have uploaded to Commons.
  • This essay on creating women's biographies and our Ten Simple Rules might be helpful to newer editors.
  • If you share any of the articles or images on social media, or successfully nominate for Main Page, please indicate you have done so next to the article name.

Redlists (lists of redlinked articles to be created)[edit]

A wide variety of redlink lists can be found on our Redlist index. Any of these lists can be used to find subjects who may have a first, middle or last name, beginning with X or Y or Z. Editors can click the column header to rearrange names into alphabetical order.

There are a wide variety of dictionaries and other reference works available, some that editors might consider are:

Wikidata generated lists[edit]

  • American National Biography (WD)
  • Australian Dictionary of Biography (WD)
  • Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women (WD)
  • Dictionary of Canadian Biography (WD)
  • Dansk Kvindebiografisk Leksikon (WD)
  • Glimpses into Pacific Lives: Some Outstanding Women (CS)
  • Native American Women (WD)
  • Notable American Women, 1607–1950 (WD)
  • Notable Women of Hawaii (WD)
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (WD)

External links[edit]

Dictionaries with fewer than 20 women to go[edit]

  • South Asian Novelists (WD) - 2
  • Who's Who among the Colored Baptists of the United States (CS) - 4
  • Dictionary of Ulster Biography (WD) - 4
  • Dictionary of Irish Biography (WD)- 3 (more not on wikidata!)
  • Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers (WD) - 9
  • Western Canadian women (CS) - 7
  • Dictionary of African Biography (WD) - 3
  • Onze Musici (WD) - 13
  • Biographical Dictionary of Spanish Socialism (WD) - 16
  • Latin America in the Communist International (WD) - 13
  • Dictionary of Welsh Biography (WD) - 21
  • American Women Historians (WD) - 8
  • Biographical Dictionary of Iowa (WD) - 4


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  2. United States Jill Zink Tarbel - PIN
  3. United States Mary E. Young American Women Historians - PIN

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