REVIEW ✓ Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

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THE SUNDAY TIMES Exposing Data PDF #180 BESTSELLER HELL YES This is one of those books that has the potential to change things a monumental piece of research Caitlin MoranImagine a world where Your phone is too big for your hand Your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body In a car accident you are % likely to be injuredIf any of that sounds familiar chances are you re a womanFrom government policy and Invisible Women PDFEPUB or medical rese. First things first the designer of this book was clearly on a roll The font is clear and delightful The italics in particular are so beautiful I had to take a picture of them and send it to my friend so he could appreciate them too The cover design is subtle and fantastic When you take the dustjacket off the overlaid blue male figures disappear leaving the invisible women behind which ties in wonderfully with the book s overarching message The texture of the dustjacket and hardcover is delightful with a velvety smooth overlay that is really pleasing to the touchThe book is heavily referenced throughout with endnotes These are collected directly after the acknowledgements a full 69 pages of references The impact of this collected body of commentary serves to underline the density of information and dedication of the research which went into this book While I m not a fan of endnotes personally the stylistic choice to collect them all together gives undeniable weight to the book and makes it difficult to dismiss its conclusionsBut that s enough about the physical construction of this book for which Chatto and Windus deserves great praise What about the content itself Well I read this book with a combination of mounting horror frustration and rage Criado Perez takes the reader by the hand and gently leads them along a journey of discrimination against women which is endemic in all areas of life Split into six thematic sections Daily Life The Workplace Design Going to the Doctor Public Life and When it Goes Wrong this book catalogues a pantheon of circumstances where what is female is considered as abnormal as less than standard as Other Collected together the ignorance of design to the differing needs of 50% of the population is both fascinating and incredibly infuriatingCriado Perez doesn t use this book as a stick with which to beat the patriarchy however Rather she delicately unpicks the circumstances which lead to a lack of consideration of the needs of those other than what is considered to be the default Her examples are wide ranging touching on every area of life and consistently return the same conclusion women just haven t been thought about It s not that their needs have been considered and dismissed It s that the fact that they might have different needs hasn t even occurred to the people creating these structures Generally There are some notable exceptions One uote from Tim Schalk really burned my cookies But it s not actually the norm From Sheryl Sandberg s explanation at Google that heavily pregnant women can t walk long distances to Apple Health s omission of allowing tracking of a menstrual cycle for many examples in this book the reason for these omissions is that people didn t even think of them as a potential need Cars are crash tested rigorously before making it to market but the dummies used are 17m tall This is the size of the average man not the size of the average person and it leads to shocking statistics like the fact that women despite being less likely to crash if they are involved in a crash are 47% likely to be seriously injured Criado Perez points out myriad ways that this unthinking acceptance of male as default and as applicable to all unfairly impacts on women and leads to their being unconsidered in further developmentThe book has one overarching message which calls clearly from every page Do something about this Don t accept data as applicable to all Sex disaggregate data and investigate how men and women are differently impacted In an era which relies on big data than ever the gender data gap needs to be acknowledged counteracted and filled And it needs to be done with a specific focus on counteracting the detriment which the gender data gap had caused Otherwise we end up with situations where a policy designed to create family friendly situations actually end up disadvantaging those it intended to helpCriado Perez is not myopic in her discussions either she skillfully acknowledges the intersections of race gender identity disability and other minority identities can have to create a cumulatively detrimental effect Invisible Women is a primer on how not to design a feminist manifesto a fantastic example of hard research with incredible readability and a thoroughly engaging experience It has filled me with rage and frustration my friends and family have borne the brunt of several rants already and I ll be passing it on and recommending it to pretty much everyone I know

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Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

As on us allDiscover Women Exposing Data PDFEPUB #10003 the shocking gender bias that affects our everyday lives A book that changes the way you see the world Sunday Times Revelatory frightening hopeful Jeanette Winterson Winner of the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize Winner of the Readers Choice Books Are My Bag Award Winner of the FT McKinsey Business Book of the Year Book of the Year Award The Times Current Affairs Book of the Year.. Absolutely essential reading This book captures a moment in time where in some regions of the world we should ostensibly have eual rights but the reality falls far short I could not recommend this book and in fact I ve purchased 10 copies and counting Buy it for yourself and for everyone you know

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Arch to technology workplaces and the media Invisible Women reveals how in a world built for and by men we are systematically ignoring half of the population often with disastrous conseuences Caroline Criado Perez brings together for the first time an impressive range of case studies stories and new research from across the world that illustrate the Women Exposing Data Bias in PDF or hidden ways in which women are forgotten and the profound impact this h. ein tolles Buch und absolut empfehlenswert Ich als Feministin kriege oft zu h ren wof r ich mich denn noch im 21 Jahrhundert einsetze ist doch schon alles fair augenrollen Lest dieses Buch und dann wisst ihr wof r sich Frauen heutzutage noch einsetzen und wof r wir uns auch einsetzen M SSEN Dieses Buch liefert in einem angenehmen Schreib Lesestil Fakten und Analysen und schwarz auf wei Ergebnisse aus unterschiedlichen Lebensbereichen ob Produktdesign Transportplanung Bildung Politik oder oder Ist ein Muss f r jedermann und sollte Pflichtlekt re im Sozialunterricht auf der ganzen Welt werden Der Preis ist nicht hoch und die L nge ist auch mehr als machbar Ausreden gibt es also nicht auf gehts lesen


13 thoughts on “Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

  1. says:

    First things first the designer of this book was clearly on a roll The font is clear and delightful The italics, in particular, are so beautiful I had to take a picture of them and send it to my friend so he could appreciate them too The cover design is subtle and fantastic When you take the dustjacket off, the overlaid blue male figures disappear, leaving the invisible women behind, which ties in wonderfully

  2. says:

    This book is amazing at opening the door on invisible bias, unfortunately I am not a fan of the writing style.The author mak

  3. says:

    Firstly, this is a great read The reader is taken on a tour of an unknown yet familiar world as the author lays out the facts and costs of the gender data gap You can t get accurate answers if you don t have quality data or if you don t ask the right questions in the first place This isn t presented as a conspiracy against women but as the result of just not seeing slightly than half the population in the data

  4. says:

    ein tolles Buch und absolut empfehlenswert Ich als Feministin kriege oft zu h ren wof r ich mich denn noch im 21 Jahrhundert einsetze, ist doch schon alles fair augenrollen Lest dieses Buch und dann wisst ihr, wof r sich Frauen heutzutage noch einsetzen und wof r wir uns auch einsetzen M SSEN Dieses Buch liefert

  5. says:

    Really eye opening read about the consequences of taking for granted that white male is the norm influences the lives of everyone who isn t Tons of information and examples.

  6. says:

    This was an incredibly enlightening book It was also shocking I had no idea of the extent that bias occurs in the collect

  7. says:

    I loved this book It does not occur to most people that most products are designed and built for men, and women have to j

  8. says:

    Absolutely essential reading This book captures a moment in time where in some regions of the world we should, ostensibly, have equal rights but the reality falls far short I could not recommend this book and in fact, I ve purchased 10 copies and counting Buy it for yourself and for everyone you know.

  9. says:

    Well researched facts, arguments I would have never thought of What s going on in this world If people read this book, we have better discussions and we can all work on change Thanks for this book and the impact it has

  10. says:

    Plenty of well researched stories to bring forth the conscious and non conscious biases that afflict 50% of the world pop

  11. says:

    Important book, enlightening and builds a strong case for change.Highlights things we subconsciously know but might not be aware of yet.

  12. says:

    Sehr lesenswertes Buch, dass die Unterrepr sentation der Frau sowie Sexismus im Alltag mit gut recherchierten Quellen in verschiedenen L ndern aufdeckt Erstaunlich, in wie vielen Lebensbereichen die The Default Male vorherrscht Um so wichtiger, dieses Buch stark zu machen Absolut empfehlenswert.

  13. says:

    Interesting and very relevant topic The book has definitely led to than one heated discussion with various people My only complaint would be, that the argument seems very one sided at times But then again, this book delivers exactly what it says in the title.

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