Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

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Random House, Mar 7, 2019 - Social Science - 432 pages

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Discover the shocking gender bias that affects our everyday lives

'A rallying cry to fight back' Sunday Times

'Press this into the hands of everyone you know. It is utterly brilliant!' Helena Kennedy

Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, where every week the countless hours of work you do are not recognised or valued.

If any of this sounds familiar, chances are that you're a woman.

Invisible Women shows us how, in a world largely built for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half the population. It 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.

From government policy and medical research, to technology, workplaces, urban planning and the media, Invisible Women reveals the biased data that excludes women.

Award-winning campaigner and writer 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 impact this has on their health and well-being. In making the case for change, this powerful and provocative book will make you see the world anew.

‘A brilliant exposŤ’ Guardian

Winner of the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2019
Winner of the Readers' Choice Books Are My Bag Award 2019
Winner of the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2019
The Times Current Affairs Book of the Year 2019

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User Review  - EowynA - LibraryThing

I am a woman. This highlights things I already knew, and opens my eyes to things I did not know about just how male-biased our culture is. The gaps in the data are some of the more key components ... Read full review

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User Review  - The_Hibernator - LibraryThing

Invisible Women is about how women are missing from data collected and used to, say, create crash test dummies for cars, plan bus routes, design cell phones, etc. She points out that disparity in ... Read full review

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About the author (2019)

Caroline Criado Perez is a writer, broadcaster and award-winning feminist campaigner. Her most notable campaigns have included co-founding The Women’s Room, getting a woman on Bank of England banknotes, forcing Twitter to revise its procedures for dealing with abuse and successfully campaigning for a statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett to be erected in Parliament Square. She was the 2013 recipient of the Liberty Human Rights Campaigner of the Year Award, and was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015. Invisible Women has won the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, the Books Are My Bag Readers’ Choice Award and the Royal Society Science Book Prize. She lives in London.