Popaganda Episode: Open Source Feminism

The internet is powered by open source technology—exciting software that's built collaboratively from the bottom-up. Open source is meant to be free and equal, but then why do men continue to dominate open source sites like Wikipedia? We investigate with the help of data architect Selena Deckelmann, English professor Dr. Ximena Gallardo, and a nationwide “feminist intervention” into Wikipedia

All of this in under 30 minutes. Listen in!

This episode features music from Pantaleimon. The “open source fuck yeah” photo is by Kirsten Comandich. Learn more about the Wikipedia Art & Feminism edit-a-thons at their Wikipedia page (how convenient!).  

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Sarah Mirk is the former host of Bitch Media’s podcast Popaganda. She’s interested in gender, history, comics, and talking to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter

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I was simply taken by the podcast. I worked with an institution that researched on technology and how it can be empowering if a conscious effort is made. While I have done many literature reviews on Information and Communication technology being gendered because of the social context it exists in. The sharp and coherent analysis of institutional sexism in wikipedia was a powerful revelation. You know this kind of institutional sexism is experienced by working women everyday in their workspaces but building a parallel argument around it on the Internet speaks of sexism that has transcended the imagined boundaries.

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