Harvard students spend Labor Day tweaking ‘offensive’ Wikipedia posts

A group of Harvard undergraduates spent their Labor Day engaged in an “edit-a-thon” designed to purge phrasingWikipedia2[1] they considered offensive from Wikipedia entries on topics such as LGBTQ, feminism, and human rights issues.

The student-run feminist publication Manifesta Magazine, which organized the event, described it as an effort to “dismantle the patriarchy” it perceives in the online encyclopedia in a mass email provided to Campus Reform.

“Women, POCs [persons of color], and the LGBTQ community are still underrepresented in [Wikipedia’s] articles, and women make up only a fraction of Wikipedia editors,” the email claims, adding, “some Wikipedia articles also include language that is ableist, racist, sexist, classist, homophobic, or transphobic.

  • DD_Austin

    Wiki is the only source that needs another source to be creditable
    whereas Harvard isn’t the only “elite” university whose grads need
    another university’s degree to be creditable

  • Petey the First

    God, I hate these assholes.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Hate Wikipedia, too. It attracts arseholes like shit attracts flies.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I prefer to kill brownshirts like these fools, directly.

    • Justin St.Denis

      We could work together on that score! ;->)

  • Justin St.Denis

    Only genuinely challenged people lend credence to what they read in Wikipedia.

    As such, who gives a fuck?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I only read wiki seriously for math questions or what old popstars publicists want the world to know.
      You can’t lie about 2 plus 2 equals 4.

      • Xavier

        Krugman can. 😉

      • DD_Austin

        “Economists” do it every day

      • Justin St.Denis


  • Clausewitz

    The first step is to misappropriate the language, especially for the young. This is why wiki is verboten in my classroom.

  • The fags keep acting like new Nazis; they are quickly replacing the skinheads.

  • Edubeat

    Their very rich daddies and sugar-daddies send them to Harvard to get an elite education. Then they bite the hands that feeds them. Perhaps these lovely young things would be better off working in a New Orleans red-light district. At least they would get an education worthy of them