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Timmins Public Library reverses decision on boys-only robotics event after girl’s petition

“When nine-year-old Cash Cayen tried to sign up for a summer robotics session at the Timmins Public Library, she was told it was for boys only. So, with the help of her mom, she started a Change.org petition asking the library to let girls participate too — and it worked thanks to the public’s support. “She will be allowed in the program, as will any others wishing to take part,” Timmins Mayor Steven Black told Yahoo Canada News. The controversy began when Cash, an avid participant in local library activities, tried to sign up for a July 20 robotics event, but was turned away because of her gender.” (Via Yahoo)

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Women Contributors Still Face Hurdles at Wikipedia

“For all its efforts, Wikipedia has been unable to attract more women to its ranks of contributors. Wikipedia has come a long way since its inception in 2001, but the proportion of female contributors at the online encyclopedia remains stubbornly low. Men still account for an overwhelming 87% of Wikipedia’s contributors, co-founder Jimmy Wales said recently while in Hong Kong  for the organization’s annual Wikimania conference.” (via WSJ)

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