Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez– 5/5 Stars
Read this if you:
· feel like you’re living in a man’s world (spoiler alert: you are!)
· think equity is difficult to accomplish
· want to know how far gender biases stretch globally
My Thoughts on the Book:
This book was such an eye opener! Even as a women who experiences these shortcomings of the world, I truly couldn’t believe how many there are for 50% of the population. I enjoyed how the author included both examples that impact society more globally, for example under-representation of women in politics, but also women’s daily lives, for example military and police gear not being designed to fit women’s bodies correctly. The author is so funny and while the overall tone of the book is very serious and full of research, she provides some lightness with her side commentary.
Did you know as a woman, you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured in a car crash than a man, 71% more likely to be moderately injured, and 17% more likely to die? All because safety tests are done with dummies that represent the average man. The author even points to one specific example where a car with a 5-star safety rating for their passenger seat drops to 2 stars when the testing was mandated to include a female-representative dummy 🤯