Invisible women : exposing data bias in a world designed for men /
Caroline Criado Perez.
London : Chatto & Windus, 2019.
xv, 411 pages ; 24 cm
1784741728, 9781784741723
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London : Chatto & Windus, 2019.
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Preface -- Introduction: the default male -- Part I: Daily life. Can snow-clearing be sexist? -- Gender neutral with urinals -- Part II: The workplace. The long friday -- The myth of meritocracy -- The Henry Higgins effect -- Being worth ess than a shoe -- Part III: Design. The plough hypothesis -- One-size-fits-men -- A sea of dudes -- Part IV: Going to the doctor. The drugs don't work -- Yentl syndrome -- Part V: Public life. A costless resource to exploit -- From purse to wallet -- Women's rights are human rights -- Part VI: When it goes wrong. Who will rebuild? It's not the disaster that kills you -- Afterword.
"Welcome to the Gender Data Gap. Our world is largely built for and by men, in a system that can ignore half the population. This book will tell you how and why this matters In her new book, Invisible Women, award-winning campaigner and writer Caroline Criado Perez shows us how, in a world largely built for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half the population. She 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. Caroline 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 excluded from the very building blocks of the world we live in, and the impact this has on their health and wellbeing. From government policy and medical research, to technology, workplaces, urban planning and the media - Invisible Women exposes the biased data that excludes women. In making the case for change, this powerful and provocative book will make you see the world anew."--
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