Caroline Criado-Perez: Invisible Women
Suzanne LaGrande interviews feminist writer Caroline Criado-Perez, author of Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed For Men. In this episode of Disobedient Femmes,Criado-Perez discusses how 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. At the same time, hidden gender biases in data helps perpetuate gender inequality. Much of the data we rely on treats men as the default and women as atypical. As a result, gender bias and discrimination are baked into our systems and women pay tremendous costs for this bias, in time, money, and often with their lives.