Invisible Women

Invisible Women : Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

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Winner of the 2019 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award
Winner of the 2019 Royal Society Science Book Prize

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 expose that will change the way you look at the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 35.56mm | 430.91g
  • Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1419735217
  • 9781419735219
  • 8,905

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"There's a sense of rage simmering beneath the surface of Invisible Women, every now and then it bubbles up in the text, but the book's force doesn't derive from the power of its rhetoric - instead it's the steady, unrelenting accumulation of evidence, the sheer weight of her argument. ... Reading Invisible Women one might experience, as I did, the dizzying sensation that so many of my own stories, so many of my friends' stories, so many incidents I had experienced as discrete and unrelated - at work, at home, on the streets, in hospital - are in fact interconnected. As women, we are so used to contorting ourselves to fit into men-shaped spaces, we've learned to ignore how often it hurts."-- "The New Statesman"
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About Caroline Criado Perez

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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