On March 3rd, people of all gender identities were warmly welcomed into the UCLA Arts Library to deconstruct this gender bias and contribute to the fair representation of women at the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon. This event was held by voidLab, a feminist collective that meets weekly at UCLA to discuss intersectional feminism and organize events and exhibitions. This event focused on writing articles about female artists to help increase their representation within Wikipedia.
“I’m not your Asian AI sexbot. I’m not the manic pixie Anime school girl from your pornographic fantasies.”
voidLab has created and displayed their exhibition “Sorry for Not Being_____” which consists of 19 posters in the Untitled Café inside the Broad Art Center.
While Wikipedia’s knowledge base covers nearly every subject imaginable, the contributors themselves are not nearly as diverse.
voidLab is a feminist group at UCLA aiming to change the way femininity and non-male people are conceived in tech spaces.