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Final Reflection

The past 15 weeks of the spring semester, I was able to learn many new things that I never knew before not just in writing but about our society itself. It was a big jump from my last writing class, as we must use our critical thinking skill to look at the bigger picture, an example I could you is one of our first project which was the black panther party. I had no idea who they were before if I’m being honest, I found out about them from our class where our professor put on a documentary about the black panther for us. Comparing it to modern day movements helped me see the bigger picture, how far we have come in history. When it came to assignments, they were straightforward and just required some reading to understand. 

There was multiple writing we did this semester but the one writing that I enjoyed the most was the women in red on Wikipedia. The reason why I enjoyed this project so much was because it felt like I was a journalist since one part of that project was writing a seven-day blog about our experience learning and concluding what we’ll do. Documenting my findings and using the research I put together writing the essay was much easier than before. This piece taught me how to develop a thesis not to extend it so much but the right amount so the reader can understand. I enjoyed the process of browsing the site and finding small discrepancies that they could document and use for their research.

At the end the most I improved in is how I voice my essay with certain topics, I feel like I gave improved so much in that category. Since I gain all of that knowledge with the project, I struggled the most with happened to help me the most with progressing my writing skills. Since it was difficult to write about a woman who was forgotten in our history who left a big impact for a lot of women rights. In the end it was an amazing class which I enjoyed a lot and I’m excited for my next English

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Creative Remix Project 3

Aslam Amir

Professor Perry

ENG 2150-                                                                                                                                         


Project 3

Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia that has become a go-to source for many students, researchers, and curious individuals looking to expand their knowledge on a variety of topics. However, one of the major criticisms of Wikipedia is its gender bias and exclusion of women. The website is predominantly written and edited by men, with less than 20% of its contributors being women. This lack of representation has resulted in a bias toward male perspectives, leading to a skewed view on women in history, society, and various fields.  The gender bias on Wikipedia is evident in the way women are represented on the platform. Women’s contributions and achievements are often overlooked or downplayed, while male figures are given more attention and coverage. For example, on Wikipedia, there are more articles about male politicians, scientists, and artists than female ones. This misrepresentation can perpetuate harmful stereotypes and limit the visibility of women’s contributions in various fields.

Moreover, the exclusion of women from Wikipedia can have a significant impact on how women are perceived in society. Wikipedia is often used as a source of information by journalists, researchers, and educators, and its biased representation can influence how women are viewed and treated in these fields. When women are not included in the narrative, it can lead to their achievements being overlooked and their voices being silenced. To address this issue, various initiatives have been launched to increase the representation of women on Wikipedia. These initiatives aim to encourage more women to contribute to the platform, and to ensure that women’s perspectives and contributions are given equal weight to their male counterparts. For example, the WikiWomen’s Collaborative is a group of editors who work to increase the representation of women on Wikipedia by creating and improving articles about women. 

Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section (FTGS)

Feminist theory encompasses a wide range of perspectives and approaches, including liberal feminism, socialist feminism, radical feminism, intersectional feminism, and postmodern feminism, among others. Each of these perspectives offers unique insights into the ways in which gender shapes our social world, and each seeks to promote greater equality and justice for women and marginalized groups in different ways. which seeks to achieve equality through legal and political reform, to radical feminism, which argues that patriarchy is deeply ingrained in society and requires a fundamental reorganization of social relations. Other strands of feminist theory include Marxist feminism, which focuses on the intersections between gender and class, and intersectional feminism, which recognizes that gender inequality is often compounded by other forms of oppression, such as racism, homophobia, and ableism.

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The term “women in red” refers to a project initiated by Wikipedia aimed at improving the representation of notable women in the online encyclopedia. The project started in 2015 and is ongoing, with the aim of creating new articles or improving existing ones about women who have made significant contributions in various fields but have been overlooked in mainstream media. The name “women in red” comes from the fact that the Wikipedia entries for women who are biographies are highlighted in red. The project has gained momentum over the years, with the participation of editors from all over the world. Women in red aims to address the gender gap in Wikipedia, which has been a long-standing issue. According to a study conducted in 2011, only 16 percent of Wikipedia’s biographies were about women. The project seeks to increase that number and provide a more comprehensive and accurate representation of women’s contributions to history. Through the Women in Red project, Wikipedia hopes to inspire more women to participate in editing, and to contribute to a more inclusive and diverse online encyclopedia.

Lack of Women in Wikipedia

 The exclusion of women on Wikipedia affects the way they are perceived in the public eye. The platform serves as a primary source of knowledge for millions of people worldwide, and the lack of representation of women on the site translates to a lack of recognition and appreciation for women’s contributions to society. The gender gap on Wikipedia has been shown to affect the visibility of women and their work, leading to a perpetuation of gender stereotypes and biases. This exclusion of women from the site also affects their ability to participate in online discussions and contribute to the development of knowledge on the site. many initiatives have been launched to address the gender gap on Wikipedia. These efforts include the creation of edit-a-thons, events where volunteers gather to write and edit Wikipedia articles about women, and the establishment of WikiProjects, which are groups of volunteers who work to improve the representation of women on the site. These initiatives have been successful in improving the representation of women on the site, but there is still much work to be done. The gender gap on Wikipedia is a well-documented issue that has garnered attention from scholars, activists, and journalists alike. The problem lies in the fact that Wikipedia’s user base is predominantly male, resulting in a lack of representation and coverage of women on the site.

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The Proposal

Hi my name is Amir Aslam and I’ll be working on Project 3 individually. For this final assignment, I will be focusing on Project 2 to further explain the imagine for a stronger medium. The project will be focusing on Wikipedia’s gender bias and Exclusion of women how it affected the view on women. This will be showing all the disadvantage, oppression, and misogynies that has been going around for awhile. The modalities that I will be utilizing will be picture of certain occasion with the following of captions for each picture.

A quick summary of where I will be headed is, “Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia that has become a go-to source for many students, researchers, and curious individuals looking to expand their knowledge on a variety of topics. However, one of the major criticisms of Wikipedia is its gender bias and exclusion of women. The website is predominantly written and edited by men, with less than 20% of its contributors being women. This lack of representation has resulted in a bias toward male perspectives, leading to a skewed view on women in history, society, and various fields.” In the end I hope it comes out good for everyone liking.

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Day 1- The Start

Creating a Wikipedia account can be a daunting task for many people, but for some, it is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the world’s largest website. Such as creating username which is known as “WhatsGoingOnGuys,” when I began the process of creating their account with enthusiasm. Once my account was set up, I decided to embark on the Wikipedia Adventure, a game-like tutorial that teaches users how to edit and navigate the site. The adventure was definitely a ride, as it covered everything from the basics of creating a new page to the intricacies of citing sources and adding images. Despite the challenges I persevered and completed the tutorial with a newfound sense of confidence in their editing abilities. To further hone my skills.

Day 2- The Search

The ability to edit articles and create one’s own content has become an essential skill for anyone interested in writing or journalism. With this in mind, I decided to start looking at articles to see if I could edit them. At first, it seemed daunting, but with a bit of practice, I found myself getting better and better at it. I also decided to take things a step further and learn how to create my own page to write my own stuff. It was a bit of a challenge at first, but I soon got the hang of it and was able to create something I was proud of. I decided to go back to Blackboard and open the red list link again, hoping to find an article to edit or write about. However, as I scrolled through the list, I found myself torn between a few women who were on the red list. Each of them had a story that I felt was important, and I couldn’t decide which one to focus on. In the end, I didn’t pick one. Instead, I decided to take some time to reflect on what I had learned so far. Editing and writing are important skills, but they are just tools. The real value comes from using them to tell stories that matter. And to do that, I needed to choose a topic that resonated with me on a deeper level. 

Day 3- The Attempt

Wikipedia now displays that information based on having an account, so I took the opportunity to explore it. It surprised me that a lot of things on Wikipedia had no discussion forms at all when I checked out the Talk feature and View History Page. I felt tempted to just start a discussion and say “Hello”, but I considered it and decided there was no point. It was wonderful to see Wikipedia Talk:WikiProject Women in Red was active. People were discussing resources they had gathered or plans for further research. Two new comments appeared after I finished writing this.

Day 4- The Edits And Comparison

The challenge of searching for something doesn’t become apparent until you actually have to do it instead of stumbling across a new word and looking it up. I had no idea what I would need to do to take the first steps to edit a page, so I turned to Youtube and let the magic happen.A s soon as I clicked the “Edit Source” button, I felt an intense sense of pressure and anxiety. I thought Wikipedia’s policy would suddenly ban my account and tell me: “Don’t edit!” But after maneuvering. It was only a switch of words, but I never felt so proud. After maneuvering around the flash of code (Tip: Use the “Preview” to visualize the edits as you make them), I did my first edit. My first attempt at updating the image proved too complicated, I’ll come back to it later. Additionally, I didn’t realize that after editing, your edit would go under “pending review”. I thought it was editing, so now I’m concerned it won’t be approved by the reviewers.

Day 5- Research

I took a full day jus to learn about Adrienne Marie Charlotte Sahuqué, Using her given name on google, yahoo and chrome, I didn’t get any information about her nothing at all, it was like she was a ghost, unknown just because of her gender while she did great things. After researching around my “Red Woman ”, I started creating my first wikipedia page (I think it is a page or sandbox might be different). This just consisted of working around and playing around with the edits.

Day 6- After The Shocking Discovery

After that shocking discovery of lack of information about the person I was researching I decided to continue doing an essay about her so she’ll never be forgotten for what she did for this world and use whatever information I have on her to continue her legacy.

Day 7- The Beginning The Process

I had dedicated this paper about Adrienne Marie Charlotte Sahuqué the women who’s one of the women in red list. Even though on her page on women in red doesn’t have enough information about her there will only be a few sentences talking about her and her past.

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What Songs Describe You? (Spring Break Assignment)

When it comes to finding a song that truly describes who we are, it can be a difficult task. After all, how can we sum up our complex personalities, life experiences, and current problems in just a few minutes of music? However, those who resonate with the song “Indifferent” by Stemo, they may have found the perfect anthem to describe themselves. 

At its core, “Indifferent” is a song about feeling disconnected from the world around us. It speaks to those who have experienced the pain of feeling like they don’t quite fit in or belong. The lyrics are raw and honest, with lines like “I’m indifferent, I’m not like them / I’m a misfit, I don’t pretend” that perfectly capture the feeling of being on the outside looking in. But what sets “Indifferent” apart from other songs about feeling disconnected is the sense of empowerment that comes with it. Rather than wallowing in self-pity, the song encourages listeners to embrace their uniqueness and stand proud in who they are. As the chorus declares, “I won’t change for anyone / I’ll stay true to who I am / I won’t bow down, I won’t give in / I’ll stand tall and I’ll win.” 

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Film Review of: The Man Who Armed The Panthers

This movie was wonderful, it really showed how black panthers grew up under FBI suppression. My favorite characteristics about Fred Hamilton were his wisdom, calm, and selflessness, which were opposites of William O’Neal, the black Panther Party traitor. Despite being offered money by the crown member, Hamilton chose to operate a clinic in the community to serve the people rather than use the money to escape over the sea, which demonstrates his value of people in comparison to himself in this revolution. In an ironic twist, William, who had faced a similar situation, became a threadman of the FBI in Black Panther Party after he was overcome by fear and greed.William O’Neal and Fred Hamilton symbolized the conflict between selflessness and selfishness during the American Revolution. Aside from the conflict between the leader and traitor, the film also illustrates the Black Panther Party’s influence on the community: Rather than being violent terrorists, they stopped violence between gangs and utilized gang power for the community’s benefit, they never robbed anyone of their money, they gathered and united people of all races to serve the community, they were never perpetrators, but rather victims of white dominant society at that time. The slogan will be yelled out one day again by another leader who stands up to unite the people:

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Ten-point program 

  1. We want to protect women rights to an abortion  .
  2. We want to have universal healthcare .
  3. We want cops to protect our people in high danger areas.
  4.  We want to provide more income to low-income schools .
  5. We want to have a stronger Boarder.
  6. We want to have affordable rent .
  7. We want to have better Gun control.
  8. We want to have a safer transit .
  9. We want forever lasting peace between all of the Nations. 
  10. We want to provide shelter to homeless animals. 
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Interview Question

Hi, my name is Amir. I’m a freshman in Baruch, majoring in Digital Marketing. I was born in America, but my ethnicity is I’m Half Mexican and half Pakistan. One question from the interview that was asking me was what’s your dream car, and it shocked me since not a lot of people like cars nor understand cars but to answer the question my dream car is a Nissan GTR 2017 model premium since it was a car that I always have like and they always have been making new models for it but the 2017 model was my favorite.

The person I interviewed was mimir . He told me three things about himself, and it is his major which is CIS, another thing he told me was that he likes collecting shoes and reselling them, and that his favorite sport is basketball but he doesn’t mind playing soccer. he also has a dream car which is a specific Ford from the year 2023 model.

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