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Invisible Women

2019 . Social Science, Women's Studies, Business & Economics, Economics, Political Science . Caroline Criado Perez

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About the book

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"Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development to health care 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 this shocking root cause of gender inequality in Invisible Women. Examining the home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor's office, and more, Criado Perez unearths a dangerous pattern in data and its consequences on women's lives. Product designers use a 'one-size-fits-all' approach to everything from pianos to cell phones to voice recognition software, when in fact this approach is designed to fit men. Cities prioritize men's needs when designing public transportation, roads, and even snow removal, neglecting to consider women's safety or unique responsibilities and travel patterns. And in medical research, women have largely been excluded from studies and textbooks, leaving them chronically misunderstood, mistreated, and misdiagnosed. 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, highly readable exposé that will change the way you look at the world"--Jacket.

Year:

2019

Language:

English

Publisher:

Harry N. Abrams

Pages:

272

ISBN:

1419729071 (ISBN13: 9781419729072)

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Reviews

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Annie Spencer image

10 months ago

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I feel so validated! All these fleeting thoughts that cross your mind about inequality between women and men, shown in-front of you with data broken out by city living, workplace, global, medical, safety chapters. The book shows that when the data is male by default, women are discriminated against. It’s quite stat heavy but despite that pretty readable.

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Chloe Williams

8 months ago

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Bit of a hard read but great intersectionality and goes into areas I had never considered before

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Clara Zeller

1 year ago

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This book made me super angry.

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kayla

2 weeks ago

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1 month ago

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