[Bridge the online gender gap]
IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE ONLY 1 IN 3 PERSON IS A WOMAN. THAT WORLD IS CALLED THE INTERNET As we skim through news articles, peruse Wikipedia, or read academic journals, we are exposed to gender-biased content. For instance, only 18% of English biographies on Wikipedia are about women, despite thousands of women meeting Wikipedia’s notability standards. Over the long-term, this gender gap in online representation shapes our beliefs of what women can accomplish: the more male sources we read about in the news, the more male academics we see quoted in articles, the more likely we are to associate their achievements with their gender. Good news: you now have the power to "Make it She". With just one click, Make it She shows you the ratio of male to female words on any webpage, and enables you to Tweet those findings to raise awareness in your network.
- (2020-03-13) Jessica Tho: This is exactly the app I've been looking for. Now I can actually tell which webpages are gender biased and I feel so much more informed and empowered using it. I can't believe there was a time when this app wasn't part of my daily browsing habits! A must have.
- (2020-03-13) Sara Garcia Tasich: This is so cool! I absolutely love this. It's a great way to see the role of the internet in broadening gender bias
- (2020-03-12) Dana Lea: This app has given me the understanding of how under represented women are online. Such a cool and innovative idea!
- (2020-03-12) Mélissa Sousa: This app is exactly what I have been looking for: now I can tell how gender biased the webpages that I’m browsing are, and I feel more empowered as a result! The design of the app is awesome, and i love that it makes it so easy to tweet the percentages! A really great find!!
- (2020-03-11) Jacqueline Delavelle: Thanks to this long-awaited tool, teachers, sociologists, TV commentators and journalists will now be able to systematically use this wonderful application ..... just like everyone else. Congratulations for the work done!
- (2020-03-11) Christian Delavelle: Voici un outil extrêmement utile car il permet de prendre conscience du problème de l'inégalité des genres dans les media, avec des exemples concrets. Personnellement, je l'utilise régulièrement sur les thèmes relatifs à la création artistique. Cette application a également l'avantage d'être conviviale et facile à utiliser.
- (2020-03-11) Chris Heitzig: Make it She brings awareness to an important inequality: the lack of a female presense on many social media sites. With awareness comes solutions. It's an important part of solving the problem.
- (2020-03-10) Clementine Quinn: I absolutely love the concept. A simple but brilliant way to see the extent of the problem, aka how male-dominated our world can be! 2 thumbs way up, and a massive thank you to the Make it She team