Spark | Mar 16, 2014 | 7:59

Wikipedia's Gender Gap with Veronica Simmonds (Part 2)

As an unscientific experiment for Spark, radio producer and writer Veronica Simmonds decided to tread into the unknown editorial waters of Wikipedia.

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