Caroline Criado Perez
An essential piece of reading for anyone who wants to understand the science behind why life can be so difficult for women to be seen, heard and safe.
'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 as 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.'
Why we love it: Criado Perez creates a true 'turn-pager' that leaves the reader infuriated, motivated, amused and impassioned all at once. Her direct and clear writing cuts to the point, addressing many of the major issues women face on a day-to-day basis. The treatment and diagnosis of endometriosis even gets a mention.