September Science Book Club: "Invisible Women"

September 7, 2019 - 11:00am

The September Science Book Club selection is "Invisible Women" by Caroline Criado Perez. Copies of the book will be available soon from Boneshaker at 20% off list price. The book is also readily available as an audiobook. Here's a great interview with the author on 99% Invisible: https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/invisible-women/

From the book's website:

"nvisible 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.

"From government policy and medical research, to technology, workplaces, urban planning and the media, Invisible Women reveals the biased data that excludes women."

The Boneshaker Science Book Club is free and open to the public. We meet the first Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., unless we don't, so please check the calendar in case a fast one has been pulled. The books we read will be science-related, but hopefully accessible to those without an academic background in science. We seek to select titles that are in line with Boneshaker's mission of social justice.

Note from host: I'll bring coffee to share!