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Articles in need of Action[edit]

Bride burning: A serious problem of WP:V, and WP:SYNT here and urgent need for references and reliable research.Cailil

Feminism: Article mainly composed of stubs. Also May need to be re-entitled "Feminisms".Cailil

Gender Studies: Need for development and expansion.Cailil

Gender-neutral language: Needs serious sourcing and a major clean-up.Cailil 20:07, 5 February 2007 (UTC) Reply[reply]

Pro-feminist men: A really terrible article - without references or NPOV - needs complete rewrite.Cailil 20:07, 5 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

National Commission for Women (India) , Save Indian Family, Girija Vyas. Two of these articles are about notable feminist organizations in India and one abt a non-notable anti-feminist organization. They have been edited exhaustively by User:My Wikidness who, IMHO, has been filling them with some pretty horrendous sexist and anti-feminist bias by wrong citations and biased non-notable citations that I feel should be looked at by interested ppl for NPOV'ing. User:India Rising 15:48, 5 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Occupations, gender roles, and women's history - I drafted this much-needed article and it was promptly tagged original research (6 minutes after posting the item, tagged stub). I've been adding some of the numerous cites available on the topic. Please feel free to help out. Basically this is the beginning of a longer project to write articles on the history of gendering within particular professions and occupations. --Lquilter (talk) 17:31, 26 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • ecofeminism - Currently reads like a term paper by a student who mistakenly believes that the few sources s/he has read accurately represents the breadth and focus of an entire field of inquiry. Unattributed assertions throughout. Many important trends left out while minor topics are highlighted. This article needs a top-to-bottom overhaul. I can help but don't have the time to do it on my own. Rentstrike (talk) 17:39, 8 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Goddess movement - seems to have been written by muddle-headed new-agers all trying to push their own agenda, mostly based on primary sources with very poor citations. There's a complete lack of separation between the beliefs of the adherents and the description of the social phenomenon, alongside a lack of critical viewpoints from serious feminists. --Davémon (talk) 18:43, 27 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Misogyny - Contains original research, an unbalanced viewpoint, and is lacking in proper citation at critically controversial parts. Fails to present a NPOV in many places. Is generally slanderous towards women and religions. The content of the religions section seems to imply that religions hate women. I categorized this under Violence against women due to the obvious correlation between the hatred of women and violence against women. I've placed a lot of discussion on the talk page but there is little activity. Implementing these edits, however, seems to draw immediate and indiscriminate reverts. HypatiaX (talk) 05:46, 22 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Request for input[edit]

regarding something that itself is in regard to mothering/housewifery/domesticity. I've tagged an article I'm working on, "List of parenting bloggers," as being related (at least tangentially?) to gender studies, since it deals in great part with people who care for other family members at home and, after all, the larger proportion by far of such caregivers is women. Any advice and direction -- even forceful re-direction, I suppose! -- that anybody could give me related to this topic would be graciously appreciated.The following note has to do with my status vis-a-vis feminism (although I don't know if a proclamation such as this is the norm on this page or not!) I'd probably not be classed as somebody who has ever been on the barricades for feminism but if I were to stop and try to consider whether I would be either pro or anti feminist, I'd probably think pro (probably not too strongly in the "anti-sex feminist" column though. ↜Just me, here, now 13:09, 1 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, I have taken note of the slant of this NYT article. ↜Just M E  here , now 14:43, 6 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi Justmeherenow, you'd be better placing this notice on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Gender Studies - I'm not sure how many other users are watching this page watched.
I personally wont be able to look at this for a few weeks but when I have time I will drop by--Cailil talk 14:17, 7 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I look forward to your looking into the article, Cailil. And I'll try that board. Thanks! ↜Just M E here , now 09:08, 10 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please help[edit]

Kim Chernin could do with some decent sources. --John (talk) 01:10, 16 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Guerrilla Girls On Tour's wiki page could use some help/links. Guerrillagir01 (talk) 21:42, 27 June 2011 (UTC) GuerrillaGir01[1]Reply[reply]

Guerrilla Girls On Tour, one of the three groups formed when the Guerrilla Girls split, could use some help/links. Thank you feminist WikiProject editors--— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 18:44, 4 August 2013‎ (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Just as a point of order, please don't change old comments, as you did here[2] it makes your remarks look like vandalism (which it is not). BTW this is WikiProject Gender Studies not Wikiproject Feminism - ppl watching this page may still be able to help though--Cailil talk 18:56, 4 August 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Auguste Fickert[edit]

I recently created an article on pioneering Austrian feminist Auguste Fickert. This is now in prep area 1 for inclusion in "Did You Know" on the main page. See Template:Did_you_know/Preparation_area_1. I think it would be a good idea to use this feature more to promote the projects articles to more readers.Lumos3 (talk) 11:43, 23 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Incarceration of women[edit]

I started an article called Incarceration of women. I'm sure that some of you may be able to find more information to help improve it - this should be a very important article for the gender studies project WhisperToMe (talk) 02:51, 12 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The Starhawk article was moved/renamed today to Starhawk (author) without discussion by a proponent of the new video game of the same name. Now Starhawk (and all 100 Wikilinks to her name) redirects to a disambiguation page. Please note my Requested Move discussion about moving it back to the original article title. If inspired to vote, please note Wiki policies that support this, such as WP:PRIMARYTOPIC, etc. Softlavender (talk) 12:20, 15 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Looks like an issue for disambig discussions, not really a gender studies issue. Try WT:DAB for a more indepth discussion on how disambig does and should work in this case--Cailil talk 11:57, 16 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Category:African American Women and Category:African American women in politics[edit]

This is a notice to tell you that Category:African American women and Category:African American women in politics have been nominated for deletion. The discussions are found at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2011_July_15#Category:African_American_women_in_politics and Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2011_July_16#Category:African_American_women. --LauraHale (talk) 12:06, 23 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Anita Sarkeesian[edit]

There is a move discussion at Talk:Anita Sarkeesian#Requested move. Input from project members would be very much appreciated. Thanks, Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 02:21, 18 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Follow-up - A topic ban proposal is being discussed here. More input from uninvolved project members would be appreciated. Thanks, Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 23:08, 27 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:Women and Spirituality Trilogy[edit]

Speaking of Starhawk (above), I coincidentally just created Template:Women and Spirituality Trilogy. As I explain on the template's talk page, with the abolition of the preceded by/followed by field in the film infobox, there was no simple or consistent way to link between films in this three part series (or, for that matter, people associated with them). Because of the small number of things that go in this template, I determined, based on guidelines, that a sidebar would be appropriate. I strongly suspect the choice of colour -- which I just copied from an entirely unrelated sidebar -- is not the best one for this project. So if there is a preferred look, please change. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 00:59, 11 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I did tweak the colour. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 04:31, 11 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for comment: Keeley Hazell biography being linked to pornography portal.[edit]

There is currently a discussion, here, on whether Keeley Hazell ought to have a link to the pornography portal.--The Vintage Feminist (talk) 12:18, 28 August 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for comment: Stereotypes and Femininity[edit]

There is currently an RfC discussion open on Femininity, on whether or not the word "stereotype" is NPOV when applied to femininity. NorthBySouthBaranof (talk) 19:20, 12 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Inactive WikiProject?[edit]

I'm wondering if WikiProject Gender Studies is inactive. There are two talk pages and Editors' comments aren't getting any responses at all. This is just an inquiry to see if this WikiProject should be marked as inactive. Liz Read! Talk! 14:40, 25 October 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]