Storming Wikipedia was set up by a group called FemTechNet as part of its Dialogues on Feminism and Technology online course and currently 300 students are registered for the course and schools like Yale University, Brown University and Pennsylvania State University are participating.
According to Fox News, dean of the School of Media Studies at the New School in New York, Anne Balsamo said that the program is meant to revise a bias seen on the massive online encyclopedia, where many pages are 'skewed now toward male participation'.
Balsamo further said that in the English version of the site, if one types feminism and technology it says 'no page exists' adding that the objective of the programme is to leave the site in a better condition than when they started the project, as a 'cross-cultural digital archive'.
A reporter with CampusReform.org, Katherine Timpf said that the group is more concerned with making it politically correct than factually correct, which is opposite of what students should be taught, the report added.
--ANI (Posted on 07-09-2013)