The number of Wikipedia entries on female scientists is staggeringly low, but thanks to these editors that might be changing
In early March, the internet was introduced to the best-case scenario for what happens when women are the butt of online abuse: Emily Temple-Wood.
Since she was 12 years old, The 24 year-old Loyola University of Chicago biology student has contributed hundreds of biographies of prominent women in science to Wikipedia, in the name of improving its coverage of female scientists. With her mission came exposure, and with exposure, a hail of lewd and misogynist emails that protested her work.
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