Book Review: Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Pérez

Format: Paperback

Pages: 411 pages

Published: March 5, 2020 (first published March 7th 2019)

Publisher: Vintage

Genre: Nonfiction, Feminism, Sociology, Science, Politics


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.

From government policy and medical research, to technology, workplaces, urban planning and the media, Invisible Women reveals the biased data that excludes women.

If I could give this book ten stars, I would. After reading this powerful and informative nonfiction, my eyes have opened to all the bias and the vast gender gap that women face in the world. From foreign languages to medicine, I have learned so much from reading this book. This book is not just filled with thoughts and opinions. You can see that Pérez did her research with this book. This well written and thought-provoking book needs to be read by both genders and a perfect read that shows the glaring flaws of the world and gives society a chance to learn more about the world around them.
I can continue to talk more and more about why you should read this book, but the text and the information is enough reason to pick up this fantastic book and a chance for the world to expand their horizons and empathize with what women have to encounter.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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I was born and raised in New York. I still live in New York but kind of sick of the city and one day I wish to move to the UK.I have a Masters degree in Library Science and I currently work in a special collections library. I loved books ever since I was a little girl. Through the hard times in my life, my love for books has always gotten me through. Just entering another world different from my own intrigues me. As long as I am entering in another universe, I like to create my own as well. I love to write and hopefully I will be able to complete a novel.

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