It is well known that the gender gap affects the neutrality, the credibility, and the completeness of Wikipedia.
In this lecture I will show that we have only tried to narrow only four types of gender gaps, and have neglected to address the fifth one.
The four types are:
Quantitative (content) - a lower number of articles about women than about men.
Quantitative (editors) - a lower number of female editors compared to male. We have tried to increase the number of female editors in various ways in order to address gaps 1 and 2.
Linguistic - using biased language (this is harder to fix as it arises from the core of the language) and thus it is more difficult to address but not impossible.
Cultural - the effect of cultural bias on the articles, which is very difficult to address.
The fifth gender gap which we have hardly ever addressed is the visual one. We have done a lot of research on the problem of the Wiki editor and its affect on the gender gap, but we have not addressed the visuals of the Wikipedia articles in this regard. I.e., how the "looks" of an article effect the above gaps.
I have devised a scale to measure the visual gap across various Wikipedias, and in this lecture I will present it and suggest solutions.
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