Recently I was a bit alarmed to find that Nina Hartley source code in Wikipedia has almost 58,000 charcters, while Georgia O'Keeffe (who lived a lot longer) has 64,000 charcters. So on the surface it looks like one of the most accomplished female painters in history is just a bit more important than a currently popular porn star. But saddly Traci Lords has about 73,000 characters.
So the most significant thing a woman can do in Wikipedia is have sex on camera. But there is not just that, a woman can also look pretty in movies. For example the source code on Scarlett Johansson 280,000 for being a movie star in her 20s, Margaret Thatcher has 500,000.
Its odd to think that Thacher rule in the UK during a major privatization of the housing market, deregulation of financial markets, 2 major wars and countless other events which have shapped the lives of ever human alive today. Scarlett Johansson has been in some movies.
When you look at O'Keeffe's numbers it depressing to see that Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Marie Alba both have more characters than the artists. Though Thatcher still has about 10% more charcters than Madonna, but the Modonna count is hard to come by because there are so many pages on all her albums and videos.
Perhaps the most telling numbers are Modonna the pop star character count vs. Madonna the mother of Jesus. Like a Virgin Madonna about 455,000 characters in her profile where as the orginal Virgin Madonna has 201,000. But this is wikipedia, and the Virgin Madonna by definition never had sex in public and therefore does not qualify as a significant woman.
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