Do we have an estimate of the size of the gender gap on Wikipedia given the current notability criteria? In other words, if every notable living or dead person had an article, what percentage would be about women? For example, would 30% women biographies be a good ballpark for a ‘closed’ Wikipedia gender gap?
I feel that a lot of people just assume that the answer is 50%, but once you think about it that’s not right seeing how women have faced Systematic Oppression through the millenia up until today.
From my perspective, having some kind of estimate for the size of the gender gap is important when we want to create a strategy and plan resources for ‘closing’ it. I am thinking of Wikimedia affiliates like Wikimedia UK who have already made commitments in this area.
Note: My question is not about reconsidering Wikipedia’s notability criteria. That would be a possible next discussion point once this question has been answered. Also, I am aware that I am neglecting the issue of intersectionality here.