Was totally unaware of the talk pages on Wikipedia, on the editors, multiple, and on the admin staff and moderators. For all that, any organization, be it Wikipedia or the U.S. Government, is dependent on the quality of the people, and based on the article, the diversity of their views, more than anything else.
Whether it is Wikipedia or a school board, getting it balanced, open to new or varied ideas, is always going to be an effort, even if the the demographics of those who were editors were more balanced between male and female, and more representative of the world community. Those are but demographic check off lists, and say nothing about the person, who fits this or that check box.
Agree, that until we can get a better balance, Wikipedia, and any other organization is going to have trouble. Guidelines are just that, if they work and are followed, much good can be done, if they aren’t the quality apparently drops, significantly. That in and of itself should encourage diversity in thought, if that were not such a threat to others who only care for those who think like they do, it could be a standard that all would follow.