Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
By Caroline Criado Perez
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*THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER*
‘HELL YES. This is one of those books that has the potential to change things – a monumental piece of research’ Caitlin Moran
Imagine 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 47% more likely to be injured.
If any of that sounds familiar, chances are you’re a woman.
From government policy and medical research 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 consequences. Caroline Criado Perez brings together for the first time an impressive range of case studies, stories, and new research from across the world that illustrates the hidden ways in which women are forgotten, and the profound impact this has on us all.
Discover 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
“Read this book and then tell me the patriarchy is a figment of my imagination.”
— Jeanette Winterson, The New York Times
“Invisible Women is a game-changer; an uncompromising blitz of facts, sad, mad, bad and funny, making an unanswerable case and doing so brilliantly. … the ambition and scope — and sheer originality — of Invisible Women is huge; no less than the story of what happens when we forget to account for half of humanity. It should be on every policymaker, politician and manager’s shelves.”
, The Times (UK)
“Brilliant … Invisible Women lays out in impressive detail the many ways that human beings are presumed to be male, as well as the wide-reaching effects of this distorted view of humanity.”
, Katha Pollitt, The Nation
“The most important book I have ever read.”
, Women You Should Know
“An excellent book packed with practical information of the kind required by those attempting to dismantle the patriarchy.”
, The Irish Times
“As Invisible Women illuminates, in an almost overwhelming way, communities pay tremendous costs for the gender data gap: costs of income, time, women’s health, and sometimes women’s lives.”
“In clear language, the author builds a strong case for greater inclusion with this thoughtful and surprisingly humorous view of institutional bias and gendered information gaps. While some readers may suggest that equality has arrived and gender no longer matters, this book, which should have wide popular appeal, is a solid corrective to that line of thought.”
, Kirkus Reviews
“Even with all the progress women have made in the last few decades, Invisible Women proves we still have a long way to go. Reading this book—preferably in a comfortably warm room—is the first step.”
“An incredible book.”
, Roman Mars, “99% Invisible”
“A diligently researched and clearly written exposé.”
About the Author
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.