Invisible Women

By Caroline Criado Perez

Keeping up with the gender data gap (and whatever else takes my fancy). Like the Kardashians, but with more feminist rage. Plus, toilet queue of the week.

Keeping up with the gender data gap (and whatever else takes my fancy). Like the Kardashians, but with more feminist rage. Plus, toilet queue of the week.

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#96・

Invisible Women: because of course, women don't drive

Women are nearly twice as likely as men to become trapped following a car crash

 
#95・

Invisible Women: a uterus stuck into a male pelvis

Legally, most women did not exist as persons

 
#94・

Invisible Women: where have I seen that before? 🤔

women with asthma are twice as likely as men with asthma to die from an asthma attack

 
#93・

Invisible Women: the two sexes, unisex and female

there is a national institute within the NIH for every organ system except for the female reproductive tract.

 
#92・

Invisible Women: default female t-shirts

An analysis of 630 billion words published online suggests that people tend to think of men when using gender-neutral terms

 
#91・

Invisible Women: a default male stew

"There was a clear bias for participants in all three age groups to perceive illusory faces as male rather than female"

 
#90・

Invisible Women: The Hermunculus

the precise location of the female genital representation field in the primary somatosensory cortex is still a matter of contention

 
#89・

Invisible Women: "Boys don’t want to read books about women"

77% of schools only teach one or no whole texts by female writers, with 44% teaching none at all

 
#88・

Invisible Women: celebrating men

Irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia, was more common among participants with PCOS (5.6%) than participants without PCOS (3.7%).

 
#87・

Invisible Women - Helping Ukrainian Women on #IWD

an estimated 60,000 women were raped in the three-year Bosnian conflict and up to 250,000 in the hundred-day Rwandan genocide

 
#86・

Invisible Women: Has Anyone Informed Jordan Peterson?

59-77% of papers studied only men versus 0-8% that studied only women

 
#85・

Invisible Women: One-Dose-Fits-Men

among patients administered a standard drug dose, females are exposed to higher blood drug concentrations and longer drug elimination times than males.

 
#84・

Invisible Women: the default male athlete

Women receiving immunotherapy had a 66% increased risk of symptomatic adverse events compared with men

 
#83・

Invisible Women: The Curious Case of Percy Pig & The Missing Pocket

The odds of serious injury or death for female car-crash victims are 73% higher than for men

 
#82・

Invisible Women: not for cows

Only 14% of female healthcare workers surveyed by Women in Global Health exclusively used fitted PPE

 
#81・

Invisible Women: should you speak to a stranger on a train?

GFPs, this week's section is going to be in two parts. It's been inspired by a podcast I happened to listen to last week called The Happiness Lab, specifically, an episode called "Mistakenly Seeking Solitude." We are going to end on a gender data gap, but I m…

 
#80・

Invisible Women: wilfully insisting on being female

This week in unprecedented findings: women aren't crazy! I know, I didn't believe it either

 
#79・

Invisible Women: Gmail's delicate constitution

GFPs, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! I spent mine making like 2020: furiously wiping down my phone with antibacterial wipes (remember that?? 😱 and cleaning all your shopping? let's never do 2020 again) after a traditional meeting of sa…

 
#78・

Invisible Women: meanwhile the penis

GFPs, I regret to inform you that the researchers are [not] at it again...

 
#77・

Invisible Women: default male buses

GFPs, I regret to inform you that vehicle manufacturers are at it again.