We’ve had very good reasons to expose the hostility of Wikipedia ‘editors’ in relation to men’s issues, men’s rights organisations, and individual MRAs, but this story takes the biscuit. I was pleased to be emailed by a supporter who’d been checking out the Wikipedia page on AVfM, and was pleased to see a line linking to the July conference website, and alerted me to it. I was pleased to hear the news, but here’s the thing. When I checked out the AVfM website, the text was nowhere to be seen. So I checked out the history, and learned the following had been posted at 23:49:
He [Mike Buchanan] announced on his party’s website on 1st December 2017, that a contract had been signed with a new venue in London, for a conference over July 20-22, 2018.
The line was followed by a reference, clicking on which would take readers to the conference website.
At 00:07 – just 18 minutes after the addition had been posted – ‘Grayfell’, a Wikipedia ‘editor’, removed it. His (or her?) justification was as follows:
Find a reliable, independent source, please.
The history of the edit is here. So a website posted by an established political party campaigning on men’s issues, giving details of a forthcoming International Conference on Men’s Issues, is not “reliable”.
Wikipedia’s coverage of gender-related matters is predominantly written, edited, and censored by feminists.