Caroline Criado-Perez - Invisible Women

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Join us at Blackwell's to hear writer and campaigner, Caroline Criado-Perez discuss her latest book, Invisible Women in conversation with Lucy-Anne Holmes.

Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, where every week the countless hours of work you do are not recognised or valued. If any of this sounds familiar, chances are that you're a woman.

Invisible Women shows us how, in a world largely built for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half the population. It exposes the gender data gap - a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual, systemic discrimination against women, and that has created a pervasive but invisible bias with a profound effect on women's lives.

Award-winning campaigner and writer Caroline Criado Perez brings together for the first time an impressive range of case studies, stories and new research from across the world that illustrate the hidden ways in which women are forgotten, and the impact this has on their health and well-being. From government policy and medical research, to technology, workplaces, urban planning and the media, Invisible Women reveals the biased data that excludes women. In making the case for change, this powerful and provocative book will make you see the world anew.

'A powerful, important and eye-opening analysis of the gender politics of knowledge and ignorance' Cordelia Fine

'Press this into the hands of everyone you know. It is utterly brilliant!' Helena Kennedy

Caroline Criado-Perez is a writer, broadcaster and award-winning feminist campaigner. Her most notable campaigns have included co-founding The Women's Room, getting a woman on Bank of England banknotes, forcing Twitter to revise its procedures for dealing with abuse and successfully campaigning for a statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett to be erected in Parliament Square. She was the 2013 recipient of the Liberty Human Rights Campaigner of the Year Award, and was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2015. Her first book, Do it Like a Woman, was published in 2015. She lives in London.

Lucy-Anne Holmes founded the No More Page 3 campaign in 2012. She is also an actress and writer. She has written four fiction novels, 50 Ways to Find a Lover, The (Im)Perfect Girlfriend, (Un)like a Virgin and, Just A Girl, Standing in Front of A Boy. Her latest book is Don't Hold My Head Down, published through Unbound.

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