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Invisible Women

Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Invisible Women, by Caroline Criado Perez.

You've heard all about the gender pay gap.... 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 audiobook will tell you how and why this matters.

In her new audiobook, 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 illustrates 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 well-being. 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 audiobook will make you see the world anew.

©2019 Caroline Criado Perez (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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"Invisible Women takes on the neglected topic of what we don't know - and why. The result is a powerful, important and eye-opening analysis of the gender politics of knowledge and ignorance. With examples from technology to natural disasters, this is an original and timely reminder of why we need women in the leadership of the institutions that shape every aspect of our lives." (Cordelia Fine) 

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  • Danielle
  • 13/09/2019

Shed your ignorance, whether you’re male or female

If you are male or female and can’t wrap your mind around why women fight for more rights or attention, or why equal representation of the sexes is important to achieve and not just allow, this book will fill the gaps. The data, and the lack of data, that it points to leaves me overwhelmed at the lack of progress and systemic unconscious bias that has shaped my life and continues to shape all of our lives (yes even in progressive Sweden or Denmark). Read and shed your ignorance. Start to understand he role you can play in achieving equality, not just neutrality.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06/08/2019

Great book!

Great job! The book that opened my eyes! I recommend to all women and men. There is a lot of topics and facts.

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  • Zoryana Tischenko
  • 13/01/2020

Anyone who cares about gender equality should read this book

...one can only hope this includes industry experts, leaders and policy makers.

And women. All lot of them.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05/01/2020

El libro que todo mundo debe leer

No soy la misma después de leer este libro. Caroline hace un trabajo magnífico evidenciando la desigualdad que existe actualmente en el mundo comenzando por la falta de datos y estadísticas sólidas. El mejor libro que leí en 2019

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  • Mariana Susman
  • 25/11/2019

Amazing!

One of the most amazing and enlightening books I’ve encountered. Loved every minute of it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08/11/2019

loved it

loved the book, an easy read. must read for feminists practicing evidence based activism.
the book is well researched.

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  • Ubaaah
  • 09/10/2019

A remarkable book

This is a highly interesting book that has left traces in my daily life. I am now more aware of the gender gap and do my small share in paying attention. I wish governments did more, but this is a first step.
An extremely insightful and revealing book.

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  • Mukesh, Author of Your Startup Mentor
  • 06/09/2019

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Overview:

I bought this book on Audible after listening to the author talk to Roman Mars on his podcast – 99% Invisible (https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/invisible-women/) and listened to the audio book, which the author has read herself.

The book is primarily about three things:
- Design
- Data and
- Women

The entire book is about how designers have ignored the role that gender plays in designing their products or services and how by not collecting data about how the design interacts with half the world’s population, we are blindsighted of the huge implications of ignoring this demographic from our design research.

Ease of reading:

The book is a slightly difficult read, not because the language used is not simple but because the book is full of data from various research reports and is like one side of a debate on the importance of not just collecting data about how our designs interact with women but also how we design products, services itself.

What I loved about the book:

This book is about a topic that is most relevant in today’s world we live in. This book is a social critique of how we treat women in the society as such and how that creeps into the design of every aspect of the social fabric (architecture, government, toilets, refugee camps, urban town planning, music halls, cars, medical schools teaching about critical care, traffic management, public transportation and many many more).

The book clearly lays out what is wrong about the current world that we inhabit. Reading this book (listening in my case) opens your eyes and you then see the gender bias that the book espouses everywhere you look. Its like something that once seen that cant be unseen. Once you read and understand the argument that the author makes, you can see the proof of her diagnosis all around us and cant unsee it anymore.

The question then is what are we going to do about it. As designers and creators, it is each and everyone of our responsibility to address this gender bias in everything that we create.

I’ve decided that every design that I am going to get involved going forward, I will work hard to make sure that this gender bias is addressed in as effective manner as the team can address. I do hope that all the designers that I know and work with will do the same.

What would I have done differently:

The only thing that I would have done differently is to find some proof of areas where the system does work better and addresses the gender gap and show the contrast between two systems (one that has the gender bias inherent in the design of the system and one that addresses that) and showcase the difference in the effectiveness.

That said, I can also understand why that might not have been possible as there are very little areas where gender bias is not prevalent and credit where it is due, the author does talk about the contrast (for example when she talks about the design of cooking stoves and how one team that actually spoke and watched the women cook in their natural habitat, before designing the stove and the success of the stove).

My personal preference also would have been not to quote so many research papers but to show examples wherever possible.
This is due to the fact that there are a host of readers who gloss over results from the research papers as most of the research papers are also biased in themselves and it makes for a very boring & a difficult read. Instead stories from her experience or from the experience of women would have been more interesting to read while at the same time the research could have been quoted in the appendix. But again, this is my bias and each author has their own style and each book requires a certain style to be adopted to make the case strong and effective.

I must say that the author has indeed made her case very effectively and many readers will be compelled to act (which is what I think defines the success of any book).

In Conclusion:

— Reading this book has brought to light the inherent gender bias in almost every design that I can see around me. This has also moved me enough to make a decision to ensure that the bias doesn’t infiltrate in anything that I create or design. This I think is a big success for the author. Also, I will never forget her rant – “Why can’t women be/act more like men?”.
— This is a 5 star book for me.

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  • Jessica McGrath
  • 26/08/2019

Fascinating and shocking

I was hooked on this book. Highly recommended to everyone, but particularly if you have an interest in science or data. I especially think it was read so brilliantly as the author narrates so her passion really drives the message home. Worth the purchase!

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  • Joonas Pihlajamaa
  • 02/05/2019

Bridging the gender data gap with too much data

The idea of the book is great. Many of the examples are very interesting, and many even surprise you "huh that is true!". However, the exhausting listing of examples drowns the line of thought, or then there's just too little thought to begin with. Out of the 8725 examples covered in this book, I'd keep maybe 2500 of the most interesting ones and replace the leftover space with reflection.

I started the book with high hopes to educate myself (and as a man with less personal experience) to realize the subtle ways the society still puts genders on different standing, but many chapters (especially the 45 minutes about toilets) left me wishing the reader would stop with anecdotes already and either offer some synthesis or move forward to another topic. I'm sure the point could've been driven home with fewer well chosen anecdotes.

The author did excellent job collecting all these examples, but narrative took a hit under the sheer amount of them. I'd recommend listening to a sample to see if you think you can get through this, or split the listening over a longer time period.

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  • Uwe
  • 15/12/2019

Essential reading/listening!

This book was long overdue and is a real eye-opener for any policy-maker, humanist, feminist, person!
In meticulous detail, the author has researched a wide range of topics to illustrate the missing data when it comes to half the population.
All statements and examples are underpinned by sound evidence from a widre range of sources across the globe.
It s still easy to follow and her writing style is not dry at all as one might expect with such a topic.
Absolutely recommendable!! It‘ll be on the shopping list for many birthdays to come for both women & men :)

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  • Tanja
  • 18/01/2020

Must read for everyone

Clearing supporting her arguments, Christina Perez illustrates the experiences of being female in a male world as well as the often overlooked contribution women make.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 21/12/2019

wow

shocking, but then again.. not really surprising when you think about it. I highly recommend it!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 25/08/2019

Real eye-opener.

It changed my view on many things and enlightened me on even more. I have heard some of the postulates before (like that woman work at home should be recognized), but only now, hearing the clear argumentation and tons of supporting data and examples, I really thought about it.

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  • Camila R
  • 07/08/2019

invaluable work

essential work on the effects on the life of women of the default male and our current gender data gap around the world and on all life areas