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Link to December 2021 thread
I'm only about 1/3 of the way into Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men. It is excellent and a real eye opener. I highly recommend reading this book. It makes me sad and crazy at the same time as, even though I've lived much of it, I was unaware of how wide and deep this data bias goes in defining how women have to live and how much more difficult their lives are because of it. There is much in there that has me nodding my head, "Yes, that's happened to me" even though I've lived what would be considered a privileged life by much of the world.
She opens with this quote from Simone de Beauvoir: “Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with absolute truth.”
The rest of the book then provides incredible amount of data showing how the simple cultural bias that the "male" version is the default impacts policies and decisions made. And often when solutions are sought to eliminate the bias against women, rather than seek solutions to accommodate women's needs, men institute efforts to make women act more like men and blame them for not doing so.
I doubt it will be, but it is something that should be read by men as well as women...from managers to policy makers and all those in between.