Invisible women : data bias in a world designed for men

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New York : Abrams Press, [2019].
9781419729072, 1419729071


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xv, 411 pages ; 24 cm


Includes bibliographical references (pages 322-391) and index.
"Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development to health care to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into our systems. And women pay tremendous costs for this bias, in time, money, and often with their lives. Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates this shocking root cause of gender inequality in Invisible Women. Examining the home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor's office, and more, Criado Perez unearths a dangerous pattern in data and its consequences on women's lives. Product designers use a 'one-size-fits-all' approach to everything from pianos to cell phones to voice recognition software, when in fact this approach is designed to fit men. Cities prioritize men's needs when designing public transportation, roads, and even snow removal, neglecting to consider women's safety or unique responsibilities and travel patterns. And in medical research, women have largely been excluded from studies and textbooks, leaving them chronically misunderstood, mistreated., and misdiagnosed. Built on hundreds of studies in the US, the UK, and around the world, and written with energy, wit, and sparkling intelligence, this is a groundbreaking, highly readable exposé that will change the way you look at the world"--Dust jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Criado-Perez, C. (2019). Invisible women: data bias in a world designed for men . Abrams Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Criado-Perez, Caroline. 2019. Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men. New York: Abrams Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Criado-Perez, Caroline. Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men New York: Abrams Press, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Criado-Perez, Caroline. Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men Abrams Press, 2019.

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