I’m a little late on this, but according to a new study reported in The Wall Street Journal, only 13% of Wikipedia contributors are women. It is fascinating to watch another form of media – a very influential one, whether we like it or not – with its rate of women’s participation hovering between 13% and 17%. As we at The Op-Ed Project have observed, this range is where most forms of media are at:
15% of op-eds are written by women, 15% of radio and TV producers are women, 16% of guests on Sunday morning political talk shows are women and 17% of Congress is female.
What is it about this range? How do we get out of it? And how do we change the fact that The Wall Street Journal’s op-ed page is even less than 13%?