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Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
- BY Barbara Hyman
- DATE: April 14, 2020
Author: Caroline Criado Perez
Why its a must
Whilst the audio version does feel a bit didactic at times, the narrator is so frustrated at the disconnect between the facts and what people believe about the presence or not of bias. There is some solid data referenced which reflects the deep and wide research that has gone into uncovering often invisible nature of gender bias in many sectors.
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 exposé that will change the way you look at the world.”