• Invisible Women
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  • Invisible Women
  • Invisible Women
  • Invisible Women
  • Invisible Women
  • Invisible Women
  • Invisible Women

Invisible Women: Exposing the gender bias women face every day

Non-Fiction, Education, Philosophy & Social Sciences, Social Sciences & Sociology, Social Sciences, Sociology
Paperback Published on: 05/03/2020
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Invisible Women
Prepare to look at the world differently
This book was a real eye opener. I knew I couldn't reach most of my kitchen cupboards or see myself in the bathroom mirror without a big stretch but this b... READ MORE
Sarah in Wolverhampton

Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2020 Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Non-Fiction Narrative Book of the Year 2020 Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month for March 2020 Winner of The Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2019 Winner of The Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2019 Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, where every week the countless hours of work you do are not recognised or valued. If any of this sounds familiar, chances are that you're a woman. Invisible Women shows us how, in a world largely built for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half the population. It 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. Award-winning campaigner and writer 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 hidden ways in which women are forgotten, and the impact this has on their health and well-being. From government policy and medical research, to technology, workplaces, urban planning and the media, Invisible Women reveals the biased data that excludes women. In making the case for change, this powerful and provocative book will make you see the world anew.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784706289
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 298g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm

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Invisible Women
Interesting reading for all
Interesting reading for any gender, our different experiences are presented in a way nothing before ever has. Well researched and full of data personably t... READ MORE
H Rose
Invisible Women
Eye opening
Well damn. I am so angry right now. This book not only confirmed my annoyance at things not being designed for women (pockets? A phone i can use one handed... READ MORE
Angie at Blackpool
Invisible Women
Good but needs context
An important contribution to the data debate but needs to be set in the context of wider data debates as averages/medical data all have problems with accur... READ MORE
Marlowe 13
Invisible Women
Essential reading
Even as a woman I had no idea some of the things going on around me which are highlighted in this book as invisible sexism and how much of a data gap we ha... READ MORE
Michaela Black
Invisible Women
Riled up and full of truth
This book is incredible. So eloquently written, and I also listened to the audiobook at the same time. Especially after news of Sarah Everard has come to l... READ MORE
shan mcdonald
Invisible Women
Fascinating and a wonderful tool for change
This is such a fascinating book, so thought provoking and surely has to be instrumental in changing at least some of these built-in inequalities.
CATNIP
Invisible Women
Utterly readable. Utterly brilliant. Utterly shocking
You don’t have to be a woman to read this. You just have to be human. You just need to care. This book will challenge the way you think about the world aro... READ MORE
Kavita baldwin
Invisible Women
Who told the computer to say no?
Validating, mind opening and just a very thorough piece of research written for all to understand and support action needed to remove this data bias.
Shareen Pavaday
Invisible Women
Eye opening
Made me fume to read some of the things ms criado-Perez writes here but I’m glad I know more now about the gap. I’ve always considered myself fairly well i... READ MORE
Theresa Moran
Invisible Women
Both fascinating and infuriating
This is a fascinating and infuriating book which details the many, many ways that the world we live in is subtly (and not so subtly) biased to favour men. ... READ MORE
kendrafortune
Invisible Women
A bookcase essential
This book is so interesting. It left me telling anyone and everyone facts about gender data. I will re-read it multiple times, one of my favourite books ev... READ MORE
Samuel Darcy
Invisible Women
Wow
Well researched and well written. Essential reading.
Rose Arnold
Invisible Women
Mindblowing!
Every woman should read this! The concepts of bias are written so well and are continously backed by research throughout the book. Some biases are so blari... READ MORE
Rose Paul-Sharma
Invisible Women
Incredibly insightful!
This book was recommended to me by a friend and I hadn’t expected to learn so much from it! Of course there are inequalities between men and women, but t... READ MORE
Susanne Parker
Invisible Women
A truly interesting and informative read.
This book has been sitting on my self for a while now, this year I finally had time to read it. And I’m so glad I did! If you’re like me and not a fan ... READ MORE
Rosie