Excerpt from Invisible Women

I hope you had a chance to pick up a free copy of The Telepathy of Gardens, book #5 in the Reg Rawlins Psychic Investigator series last weekend!

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I’ve just started reading Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, by Caroline Criado Perez. As you might guess by the title, this one is not a thriller! But I am finding it very interesting. Not as a “feminist” book, but as a book about data, the way the world has been engineered, how what data we gather affects the results, and how to become more aware of these built-in biases. It is a fascinating subject.

I didn’t even think until now about how well this book goes together with International Women’s Day. I didn’t do that intentionally! I hope you enjoyed International Women’s Day this weekend and hope that you continue to celebrate women throughout the month.

Invisible Women is the story of what happens when we forget to account for half of humanity. It is an expose of how the gender data gap harms women when life proceeds, more or less as normal … It is also about what happens to women living in a world built on male data when things go wrong.

Caroline Criado Perez, Invisible Women

Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, 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 shocking root cause of gender inequality and research in Invisible Women, diving into women’s lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor’s office, and more. 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, unforgettable exposé that will change the way you look at the world.

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  1. I like the excerpts and the premise. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “EIGHT PERFECT MURDERS”

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