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The Resource Invisible women : data bias in a world designed for men, Caroline Criado Perez

Invisible women : data bias in a world designed for men, Caroline Criado Perez

Label
Invisible women : data bias in a world designed for men
Title
Invisible women
Title remainder
data bias in a world designed for men
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Criado Perez
Title variation
Data bias in a world designed for men
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--Jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Criado-Perez, Caroline,
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1237
LC item number
.C75 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Male domination (Social structure)
  • Gender mainstreaming
  • Research
  • Data mining
  • Big data
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Male domination (Social structure)
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Social sciences
  • Daten
  • Geschlechtsunterschied
  • Bias
  • Diskriminierung
  • Sex discrimination
  • Social sciences
  • Sex role
Label
Invisible women : data bias in a world designed for men, Caroline Criado Perez
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 322-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The default male -- Part I: Daily life. Can snow-clearing be sexist? ; Gender neutral with urinals -- Part II: The workplace. The long Friday ; The myth of meritocracy ; The Henry Higgins effect ; Being worth less than a shoe -- Part III: Design. The plough hypothesis ; One-size-fits-men ; A sea of dudes -- Part IV: Going to the doctor. The drugs don't work ; Yentl syndrome -- Part V: Public life. A costless resource to exploit ; From purse to wallet ; Women's rights are human rights -- Part VI: When it goes wrong. Who will rebuild? ; It's not the disaster that kills you
Control code
1048941266
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 411 pages
Isbn
9781419729072
Lccn
2018936302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048941266
Label
Invisible women : data bias in a world designed for men, Caroline Criado Perez
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 322-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The default male -- Part I: Daily life. Can snow-clearing be sexist? ; Gender neutral with urinals -- Part II: The workplace. The long Friday ; The myth of meritocracy ; The Henry Higgins effect ; Being worth less than a shoe -- Part III: Design. The plough hypothesis ; One-size-fits-men ; A sea of dudes -- Part IV: Going to the doctor. The drugs don't work ; Yentl syndrome -- Part V: Public life. A costless resource to exploit ; From purse to wallet ; Women's rights are human rights -- Part VI: When it goes wrong. Who will rebuild? ; It's not the disaster that kills you
Control code
1048941266
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 411 pages
Isbn
9781419729072
Lccn
2018936302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048941266

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