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Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

In Invisible Women, Perez weaves a powerful narrative that reveals how the gender data gap affects every part of a woman’s life. The gender data gaps, Perez argues, develop not from deliberate or malicious action, but from centuries of one way of thinking (and not thinking). Its impact is far more than simply silencing the interests of one group. The gap comes from historical tendencies to prefer men in society, from treating data about men as equally representative of women, and from not collecting data on women. As Perez bluntly states, “these silences, these gaps, they have consequences.”

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