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Invisible Women Paperback Book

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This eye opening book by award winning campaigner and writer Caroline Criado Perez shows how in a world built for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half of the population, often with disastrous consequences. A wealth of data provides a startling perspective precision and insight on the unseen bias at work in our everyday lives in an uncompromising blitz of facts, sad, mad, bad and funny, making an unanswerable case and doing so brilliantly.

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.

For the first time an impressive range of case studies, stories and new research from across the world are brought together 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 in a startlingly different light.

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

By Caroline Criado-Perez
Paperback, 432 pages
19.8 x 12.9 x 2.6 cm
Printed on responsibly sourced paper

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