Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

· Abrams
4.2
37 reviews
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432
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Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into our systems. And women pay tremendous costs for this bias, in time, money, and often with their lives.

Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates shocking root cause of gender inequality and research in Invisible Women†‹, diving into women’s lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor’s office, and more. Built on hundreds of studies in the US, the UK, and around the world, and written with energy, wit, and sparkling intelligence, this is a groundbreaking, unforgettable exposé that will change the way you look at the world.
4.2
37 reviews
Dana Granholm
June 8, 2022
There were parts of this book that flowed poorly, or were a little ham-fisted with wording or arguments, but by and large a serviceable read. All that said, I think this is an incredibly important book for anyone with decision making capacity in any form to read. The data within are too good to give anything but five stars.
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Paul Miller
January 9, 2022
If feminists learned from their mistakes, they wouldn't be feminists.
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curious individual
October 18, 2019
Great read. Definitely a must read for both men and women
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About the author

Caroline Criado Perez is a writer, broadcaster, and feminist activist, named Liberty Human Rights Campaigner of the Year and OBE by the Queen. She has a degree in English language and literature from the University of Oxford, and she studied behavioral and feminist economics at the London School of Economics. She lives in London.

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