Information rules today’s world. Unfortunately, according to human rights activist Caroline Criado Perez, data sources and analysis are not gender-balanced. Even if it’s usually unintentional, the gap in data about women can have dire results, such as UK doctors misdiagnosing 50% of women having heart attacks. Perez maintains that the gap in data about women and the “male default” in data analysis produce devastating consequences in women’s lives. She offers a significant feminist manifesto for the tech age, a suggested feminist revolution revolving around data. Perez supports her findings with numerous, detailed real-world examples and studies from the United States and the United Kingdom, among other places. Perez’s wake-up call to data scientists, social scientists and policy-makers will open your eyes to the real-world consequences of not collecting and analyzing data about women.
About the Author
Queen Elizabeth II named Caroline Criado Perez to the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2015. The National Council for Civil Liberties (now Liberty) advocacy organization named her Human Rights Campaigner of the Year in 2013.