A lot of women’s history related pages are poorly sourced or non-existent on Wikipedia. Wikipedia is so many people’s go to source that it is a big oversight (and might have to do with the huge gender imbalance among Wikipedia editors).
Below is a list of entries I’ve found to be non-existent or lacking. I don’t have time to create or edit them myself, but editing Wikipedia pages is a pretty common school assignment and there may already be some Wikipedia editors among my followers. So I’m putting the suggestions out there.
This tumblr doesn’t meet Wikipedia sourcing standards, but I’ve linked to my own posts so you know what information can be found as a starting point. In other words, cutting and pasting my posts isn’t a way to improve Wikipedia so please don’t do it.
If you put together Wikipedia pages for any of the women listed, let me know when you’re done and I’ll post a link for my followers.
Lucy Gwynne Branham was a noteworthy US suffragette but doesn’t have a Wikipedia page. My post on Lucy in which I complain about her lack of a Wikipedia page.
Sharon Hedrick lacks a Wikipedia page despite several noteworthy firsts in wheelchair sports. My post about her.
Elsie Hill is mentioned on her husband’s entry, but lacks her own entry. My post on her suffrage activities. Elsie’s sister Helena was also a well known suffragette but lacks a Wikipedia entry. My post (with several sources linked though the photo is actually her daughter).
Cora Dow has no Wikipedia page, but was important enough in her day for Howard Taft to eulogize her. My post.
Ruth Elder lacks a Wikipedia page, despite a career in both film and aviation. My post.
Verna Erikson doesn’t have a Wikipedia page in either English or Finnish, but was an icon of White Finland (white being a political movement). My post.
The entry on the Women’s Land Army of America (Farmerettes) needs some serious expansion. My Farmerette post. (I have a few other drafts if anyone decides to tackle this one)
Princess Stephanie of Belgium has a Wikipedia page, but it fails to mention that was an inventor. My post, with link to a NYT article about her patent.
List of women firsts could use some serious work, such as listing all the the first female Nobel Prize winners.