INVISIBLE WOMEN: EXPOSING DATA BIAS IN A WORLD DESIGNED FOR MEN BY CAROLINE CRIADO PEREZ


PLOT SUMMARY:

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.



MY REVIEW:

Very enlightening and super interesting and it isn't the man bashing, overly feminist book people think it it is. Perez is simply showcasing the many gaps that we have across a variety of data and it is something that we, women included, have grown to accept.

However, it is too heavy on the stats and references sometimes. The amount of research that Perez has put into this book is outstanding and I commend her for that, but the number of stats thrown at you make them hard to digest and absorb properly. You don't really have the time to ponder on some of the points that she makes. As a result, it’s hard to remember a lot of the key points and you can't retell them to others as effectively, therefore they lose their impact.

However, it is well worth a read - I recommend you pick it up at different times, and go chapter by chapter rather than read all at once like I did.


IN 3 WORDS/PHRASES:

Insightful

Well Researched

Eye Opening


FAVOURITE QUOTE:

One of the points that stuck with me most was about car crash dummies; most car manufacturers don't test with female dummies and those who do don't use proper ones. And not only this, they only test them in the passenger seat...


FAVOURITE CHARACTER:

NA


OVERALL RATING:

7/10


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