Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
Author(s): Caroline Criado Perez
Imagine a world where… ·
- Your phone is too big for your hand
- Your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body
- In a car accident you are 47% more likely to be injured.
If any of that sounds familiar, chances are you’re a woman.
From government policy and medical research, to technology, workplaces, and the media. Invisible Women reveals how in a world built for and by men we are systematically ignoring half of the population, often with disastrous consequences. Caroline Criado Perez brings together for the first time an impressive range of case studies, stories and new research from across the world that illustrate the hidden ways in which women are forgotten, and the profound impact this has on us all.
Our world is largely built for and by men, in a system that can ignore half the population. This book will tell you how and why this mattersIn her new book, Invisible Women, award-winning campaigner and writer Caroline Criado Perez shows us how, in a world largely built for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half the population. She exposes the gender data gap - a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual, systemic discrimination against women, and that has created a pervasive but invisible bias with a profound effect on women's lives.
Caroline brings together for the first time an impressive range of case studies, stories and new research from across the world that illustrate the hidden ways in which women are excluded from the very building blocks of the world we live in, and the impact this has on their health and wellbeing. From government policy and medical research, to technology, workplaces, urban planning and the media - Invisible Women exposes the biased data that excludes women. In making the case for change, this powerful and provocative book will make you see the world anew.
"Revelatory - it should be required reading for policy and decision makers everywhere" -- Nicola Sturgeon
"HELL YES. This is one of those books that has the potential to change things - a monumental piece of research" -- Caitlin Moran
"This book is a devastating indictment of institutionalised complacency and a rallying cry to fight back... Invisible Women should propel women into action. It should also be compulsory reading for men" -- Christina Patterson Sunday Times
"Invisible Women takes on the neglected topic of what we don't know - and why. The result is a powerful, important and eye-opening analysis of the gender politics of knowledge and ignorance. With examples from technology to natural disasters, this is an original and timely reminder of why we need women in the leadership of the institutions that shape every aspect of our lives." -- Cordelia Fine
"Invisible Women is a game-changer; an uncompromising blitz of facts, sad, mad, bad and funny, making an unanswerable case and doing so brilliantly...the ambition and scope - and sheer originality - of Invisible Women is huge; no less than the story of what happens when we forget to account for half of humanity. It should be on every policymaker, politician and manager's shelves" -- Melanie Reid The Times
"Hugely readable, packed with facts and insight. An important book written with humour and flair" -- Robert Webb
"The thoroughness of Invisible Women doesn't detract from its absolute readability. This is entertaining, scholarly and so very important." -- Adam Rutherford
- : 9781784706289
- : Penguin Random House
- : Arrow
- : 0.298
- : October 2019
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- : Paperback
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