Wikipedia takes center stage at Fresno Art Museum for International Women's Day

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Women in the Central Valley provided a more positive image on Sunday as they marked International Women's Day.

A group took to their computers at the Fresno Art Museum to make sure women get their due -- both in the art world and online in general. They say there's a disparity in the notoriety for male and female artists, and it's especially noticeable on Wikipedia, where 90 percent of the editors are men. So, they educated themselves and other women in how to edit the popular informational website.

"It's been really enlightening and empowering to be able to learn how to do this. It's a little back-end stuff on the computer, so you're using HTML instead of basic interface on the website," said Christina Rea with the Fresno Art Museum.

One page the women edited on Sunday discusses Judy Chicago and the first Feminist Art Program in the United States, which was taught at what's now known as Fresno State.

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