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Invisible Women

Caroline Criado Perez has become the 32nd winner of the prestigious Royal Society Science Books Prize, sponsored by Insight Investment. Her book, Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, highlights the ways woman are “forgotten” on a daily basis around the world, based on a number of case studies.

Many everyday items, from mobile phones to house bricks, have effectively been optimised (by and) for men. Even the widely-taught and recognisable symptoms of a heart attack – pain in the chest and clutching of the left arm – tend to apply more to men, with the most common symptoms for women presenting quite differently.

More at: bit.ly/InvisibleWomenRoyalSociety