Grants:IdeaLab/Gender Gap Ombudsman/Group
What is the problem you're trying to solve?Edit
Often when creating articles in an effort to close the gender gap for the representation of women - particularly biographical articles - they will be quickly flagged for deletion under notability requirements. Under wiki guidelines, these articles may be considered to remain when they meet comparable notability of similar autobiographical articles and where retention would work towards close the gender gap. However that argument fails to win traction in the voting process and articles are deleted or drafted anyway, as the voices of the few female editors advocating are drowned out because of the the gender gap in editors.
What is your solution?Edit
I propose that there should be a a recognized gender gap advocacy party that could be called in to mediate in this situation (legitimately, and not seen as meatpuppeting), and that party should have the power to put a save on articles that meet a comparable bar and work towards closing the gender gap. Without this kind of systemic reinforcement, the gender gap in editing forces will just continue to further extend the gender gap in representation and turn female editors away in frustration.
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