Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men review · eBook or Kindle ePUB

Caroline Criado Perez ↠ 3 characters

Imagine a world where Data Bias ePUB #180 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 % likely to be seriously injured where every week the countless hours of work you do are not recognised or valuedIf any of this sounds familiar Invisible Women PDFEPUBchances are that you're a woman Invisible Women shows us how in a world largely built for and by Do not read this if you are suffering from high blood pressure because it is absolutely rage inducing However EVERYONE should read this at some point it looks at things that I had never even considered genuinely brilliantSecond Read so my Feminist bookclub have this on the list so gave it a reread just as goddamn rage inducing on the second read

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Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Data that excludes womenAward 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 Women Data Bias in a Epubillustrate the hidden ways in which women are forgotten and the impact this has on their health and well being In making the case for change this powerful and provocative book will make you see the world ane This is a really good comprehensive investigation of how a failure to account for gender based needs and reuirements results in a bias towards cis menThis is exactly why the casual cissexism embedded in it is so unfortunate and harmfulPerez critics the continuous overlooking of women and women s needs but is herself continuously overlooking trans and nonbinary people She also keeps switching between sex and gender as interchangeableThe most problematic claim is that a lack of sex segregated bathrooms in some places increases rape and sexual assault This is clearly focusing on the wrong aspect of a problem while creating new problems for people who don t fit the norm It is extremely disappointing in the context of shedding light on how women are seen as a deviation of the cis male norm who is seen as defaultA critical book published in 2019 which deals with gender cannot ignore trans folks It is simply not good enough to address cis people exclusively in such a comprehensive bookHope there will be a better inclusive edition soon as it is highly important this kind of information be accessible for all

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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 Women Data Bias Epub #222 bias with a profound effect on women’s livesFrom government policy and medical research to technology workplaces urban planning and the media Invisible Women reveals the biased Simply said if someone is in power he tries to make a policy that meets his wishes and reflects the image of the society company etc he wants to build This can be done in a direct evil way by treating minorities women atheists etc with repression until imprisonment torture and death if they misbehave and in these cases it is an obvious crime It gets subtle when bigotry and indoctrination kick in and lead to both politicians and managers that are not all direct misogynic sexists That would either fit the reuirements their spin doctors taught them for winning the next election nor the code of conduct corporate responsibility or whatever ethic mumbo jumbo the PR department has in planning Those white rich man s minds have been poisoned by influences of faith elitist thinking and inhumanity and many of them simply had no chance to get out of this vicious cycle because it makes no difference if it is a cult an extremist group or a billionaires club they are all pretty misguided and pitiful The worst case both for women and for the possibility to real change are those who believe that they are doing the right thing and would call themselves emancipated but keep on pushing laws and employment contracts that discriminate against women indirectly and perfidiously They don t give any kind of appreciation allowance or financial help to mothers without whose immense pain and effort each nation would die out because no kids would be born any They don t give a dollar for all the unpaid work the caring for toddlers and especially care dependent elders and without this the health system would simply collapse There are medicinal research areas that are taught shaped and mainly tested on man It is a simple economic reason why men are preferred in all kinds of long going and very expensive admission procedures for drugs because they don t get pregnant and have no staggering hormone levels The result is that many side effects may cause much harm in women because they haven t been tested in such large numbers or anyway The same uestions plops up with the harmfulness of well anything like any kind of food additive environmental toxins and the regulatory limits Tested and found harmless for men with an official uality seal Tested with younger and older women with different hormone levels muscle mass and probably pregnancy Nope would have been too difficult and expensive sorry nobody does that probably in wonderland but not here There are no numbers available regarding the side effects of all drugs environmental destruction and food risks but let s say that there may be an unknown number of women that would have profited from clean 50 male 50 female test series instead of dying I find it really difficult to decide if the simple logical economic greed is disgusting than the reminiscences and aftermaths of all those very old sexist writings by weird old men Those two axes of evil certainly exponentiate each other learn from each other and produce the right social and consumer products for him who unofficially still deems women inferior In design the number of toilets is a prime example of male domination This is not deadly in contrast to using crash test dummies that are normed as male or giving free condoms and restricting female contraception but an instance of simply forgetting that there is another gender out there Or designing public transport in a way that makes it impossible to do than just manly things like driving from home to work and back and not caring about things like groceries kids and stuff It would also be expensive to tailor clothes that fit better at hips and breasts so it simply isn t done As much talk as there is about gendering sexual harassment eating disorders etc so less is heard about those topics in mainstream media Those would probably bash the religious groups as long as the broadcast corporation doesn t belong to the Kraken But they wouldn t even touch the economic problems with pincers and gloves cause they all are very dependent on the companies advertising their products There are no men in general to blame but a society and upbringing that makes them so blind to the different necessities of half of the population that their work publications and statistics get highly subconscious biased onesided dangerous and often even deadly as seen in medicine especially pharmacy one of the sickest examples of misleading science I have ever seen especially because it is so obvious and could be easily prevented This is a men biased world one could sing and yes the so called strong gender built the whole world with a focus on efficiency profit or prestige and didn t listen care or even think of the needs of all their wives mothers sisters and daughters And they inherited this behavior to their sons instead who live in a world of big data with algorithms AI and immense potential to use all those tools to improve life for all people but instead as daddy taught them they simply ignore forget or the easiest way don t even evaluate the data about women to jump in their money storage instead and let gold coins softly recoil from their bald head from daddy too producing a hollow sound from a skull just filled with By empowering women making a strict law to make half of each government and management leadership ranks half female make all research transparent with tools like blockchain and dumping direct and indirect sexism in the trash can of history right next to all the other sick ideas out of white men s headsThis is another great book about the topic like to talk about WEIRD and the topic is a prime example of it wiki walk can be as refreshing to the mind as a walk through nature in this completely overrated real life outside books


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

  1. says:

    I really dislike conspiracy theories – in fact few things make me angrier The reason is that a conspiracy generally involves people plotting and planning and those people who are assumed to have the power to bri

  2. says:

    Incredibly enlightening and frustrating

  3. says:

    Do not read this if you are suffering from high blood pressure because it is absolutely rage inducing However EVERYONE should read this at some point it looks at things that I had never even considered genuinely b

  4. says:

    Simply said if someone is in power he tries to make a policy that meets his wishes and reflects the image of the society company etc he wants to build This can be done in a direct evil way by treating minorities women atheists etc with repression until imprisonment torture and death if they misbehave and in these cases it is an obvious cri

  5. says:

    I don't know who would possibly want a man's opinion on a book about the problems with male default bias but here's my reviewThis is essentially a collection of statistics which entail how systems made by men and for men

  6. says:

    This is a book about unconscious bias It's not about men deliberately excluding women when considering things like uniforms city travel or treatments for medical conditions although it's true that once the bias is pointed out it's not always top of the list to make safety adjustments And that's really one of the most important points of the book it endangers women if you design and build the world without considering women's needs and hab

  7. says:

    This is a really good comprehensive investigation of how a failure to account for gender based needs and reuirements results in a bias towards cis menThis is exactly why the casual cissexism embedded in it is so unfortunate and harmfulPerez critics the continuous overlooking of women and women's needs but is herself continuously overlooking

  8. says:

    This is a long delayed hugely important book which people of ALL genders should be reading Sadly people seem to be discussing it than have actually read it It's not just about crash test dummies or voice recognition software or airline seats or toilet ueues or medical research It's about the systematic way in which data on women

  9. says:

    Invisible Women is the story of what happens when we forget to account for half of humanity It is an exposé of

  10. says:

    Most of recorded human history is one big data gap Starting with the theory of Man the Hunter the chroniclers of the past have left l

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