An excellent article. It's not just women who are marginalised. It's anyone who is not a techie, anyone over 30, which includes middle-aged farts like myself, parents, people with some knowledge of medieval philosophy, people who have read a book etc etc.
But when this populist patina was peeled back last week, it revealed a scarily hierarchical and gender-skewed structure. Only 13% of Wikipedia's contributors are women, 2% of users perform 75% of edits, and the average age is in the mid-20s. The architects of today's conventional wisdom are by and large young and male.
Most obviously, the four billion people without access to the Internet cannot edit the Wikipedia entries on their own cultures. And among the wired, it is the male techy community that has established a monopoly on truth.
Today's most prolific truth-makers might be vandals and fools, and are definitely, for the most part, young, male and probably bored.