Wikipedia is working to make their website a more inclusive and accepting community. They are trying to rid of pronouns and replace them with gender neutral language. This is extremely important, it is so often that we read something and we see “he/him” completely excluding women. Not only is non binary language politically correct, it allows for a more inclusive and accepting community.
In addition, Wikipedia is trying get more women involved with the topics. It is very clear that there is underrepresentation on women centered articles on Wikipedia. It is important for them to expand on these articles and topics- this will allow the community to be more educated. This can be done by getting more women involved in Wikipedia. Another important policy that Wikipedia has enforced is to be neutral in an editors work. Of course everyone has opinions, however, it is important to remain impartial as to include factual information and not to influence others opinions.
While Wikipedia is working hard on their progression with society there are many mixed emotions on these concepts. Most of the dispute lays around the use of pronouns, many people are confused by these new terms and why they mean so much. These represent people’s identities and if someone’s pronouns are not accepted then it is often a sign that their identity as a person is not accepted. It is important that Wikipedia and the rest of society are supportive and inclusive of each other.
Wikipedia:Gender-neutral language. (2019a). In Wikipedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Gender-neutral_language&oldid=908035673
Wikipedia:Neutral point of view. (2019d). In Wikipedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Neutral_point_of_view&oldid=913713064