Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

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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 the 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.

Title:Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781419729072
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    Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men Reviews

  • Trevor

    I really dislike conspiracy theories – in fact, few things make me angrier. The reason is that a conspiracy generally involves people plotting and planning and those people who are assumed to have t...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    Incredibly enlightening... and frustrating....

  • Becky

    Do not read this if you are suffering from high blood pressure, because it is absolutely rage inducing. However EVERYONE should read this at some point, it looks at things that I had never even consid...

  • Rob

    I don't know who would possibly want a man's opinion on a book about the problems with male default bias, but... here's my review.This is essentially a collection of statistics which entail how system...

  • Mario the lone bookwolf

    Simply said, if someone is in power, he tries to make a policy that meets his wishes and reflects the image of the society, company, etc he wants to build. This can be done in a direct, evil way by tr...

  • Gwen

    This is a book about unconscious bias. It's not about men deliberately excluding women when considering things like uniforms, city travel, or treatments for medical conditions ... although it's true t...

  • Lior

    This is a really good comprehensive investigation of how a failure to account for gender based needs and requirements results in a bias towards cis men.This is exactly why the casual cissexism embedde...

  • Joanne Harris

    This is a long-delayed, hugely important book, which people of ALL genders should be reading. Sadly, more people seem to be discussing it than have actually read it. It's not just about crash test dum...

  • Krista

    Invisible Women is the story of what happens when we forget to account for half of humanity. It is an exposé of how the gender data gap harms women when life proceeds, more or less as normal. In urba...

  • ?Misericordia? ?????? ????

    Q:Most of recorded human history is one big data gap. Starting with the theory of Man the Hunter, the chroniclers of the past have left little space for women’s role in the evolution of humanity, wh...