Wikipedia reveals the world’s most controversial men’s issue

imagesNew research has revealed the top ten subjects that cause most controversy on Wikipedia and one of them is a men’s issue!

Scientists analysed page edits to find out which topics are most fought over by contributors to the open encyclopaedia—and one of the top topics was all about men and boys according to a BBC report.

So which men’s issue  has its own Wikipedia page that is in the middle of an ongoing “edit war” which is unfolding minute by minute as opposing editors keep making changes that are almost instantly undone by another editor?

To give a flavour of the types of issues that cause controversy on Wikipedia, the top three most fought over pages were:

  • George W Bush
  • Anarchism
  • The Prophet Muhammad

Not to be outdone in the a battle for religious truth, both Jesus and Christianity made the top as (perhaps most bizarrely) does the World Wrestling Entertainment employees page

The online encyclopaedia’s page on race and intelligence is understandably controversial, as are pages on global warming and the United States.

All of these hotly disputed pages aren’t simply updated a lot, said the researchers, they have specific words and phrases constantly removed and reinstated giving an insight into the depth of feeling that these subject matters provoke among Wikipedia’s contributors.

So which men’s issues could provoke this level of controversy with two warring sides constantly editing each other’s version of the truth?

Well we’d like to say that  if you want to find out then buy your ticket for the National Conference for Men and Boys now and we’ll tell you.

But we wouldn’t be so cruel.

Have you guessed yet?

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Circumcision!

To read more about the important topic of tackling unnecessary male circumcision, see our blog post “Help change the way we think about male circumcision

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