A professor held up a photo of an ancient antler bone with 28 markings on it: "This is alleged to be man’s first attempt at a calendar... Tell me, what man needs to know when 28 days have passed? I suspect that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.”
“When a woman is involved in a car crash she is 47% more likely to be seriously injured and 17% more likely to die. It’s all to do with how the car is designed – and for whom”.
This is a fascinating read.
This is a good read
Living in a world built for men literally puts people's lives at risk. Apparently that extends to space, too. This reminds me of a great piece that ran earlier this year
The deadly truth about a world built for men – from stab vests to car crashes Crash-test dummies based on the ‘average’ male are just one example of design that forgets about women – and puts lives at risk.
The lack of data from persons other than white men In #publichealth is being addressed far from changed. YET “The gender data gap is both a cause and a consequence of the type of unthinking that conceives of humanity as almost exclusively male” #scicomm
Nicola Wright at #UKSG2019 jokes about the lectern being biased against her because it’s too tall. Trouble is, it’s probably true - The deadly truth about a world built for men – from stab vests to car crashes | Life and style | The Guardian
"Gender-neutral" standards that are actually male standards harm women. Can't wait to read this forthcoming book by
When car safety tests and police body armor are based on male data, it spells death for women. This article by on the gender data gap is 🔥 - can't wait to read her new book! Pre-ordered ✅
The deadly truth about a world built for men – from stab vests to car crashes
So many interesting and relatable facts in this article, but can I get a shout-out from other women who *have to wear a jacket at work* because the office air temp is way too cold? 🙋‍♀️❄️⛄️👩‍💻
“The lives of men have been taken to represent those of humans overall. When it comes to the other half of humanity, there is often nothing but silence. These silences, these gaps, have consequences.”
Wow - this is a must-read. Unbelievably shocking. How the invisibility of women means they are designed out of life - sometimes literally.
Here, read this to learn what happens when the likes of you deliberately exclude entire sections of humans from your design ideation
Good discussion of the gender data gap and disparate effects that ensue. My example: iphone facial recognition rarely works for me outside, likely bc they don’t account for facial occlusion by long hair blowing in wind #imisstouchid
Fascinating article by . We similar gender biases in health research. E.g. Exclusive use of male mice, RCTs with men only - has had huge impacts on women’s health
Well, it's lovely to hear that as a woman, I stand a 47% higher chance of being seriously injured or a 17% increased chance of dying in a car crash bc crash test dummies are male & all the safety research is based on that & not the seat being inches away.
Designers may believe they’re making products for everyone, but...they are mainly making them for men. Data bias has enduring effects in our lives. Congrats, happy to see this is coming out soon, ⁦⁩!
Quick comment on my ASR research mentioned here: I did find gender differences in one study, but in later studies where I controlled for signal to noise ratio gender wasn't significant. The effects of dialect (my main focus) were still significant.
The deadly truth about a world built for men – from stab vests to car crashes "In the tech world, the implicit assumption that men are the default human remains king."
Cars, Cancer, office temperature politics. A great read on the many ways the world isn’t built for women.
"When it comes to the other half of humanity, there is often nothing but silence. And these silences are everywhere."
Don't miss the actual article linked there
The deadly truth about products build in a world for men
CCP on the world built for men
Fascinating article in on how women are at greater risk of injury or death & overall get worse deal as world is designed for men From Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by #genderbias #inequality
The deadly truth about a world built for men – from stab vests to car crashes | Life and style | The Guardian
The deadly truth about a world built for men – from stab vests to car crashes. Designers may believe they are making products for everyone, but in reality they are mainly making them for men. It’s time to start designing women in
Gender data gap as cause and consequence of the “unthinking that conceives of humanity as almost exclusively male.”
The deadly truth about a world built for men – from stab vests to car crashes
"Male privilege doesn't exist. Prove me wrong" Here ya go, dude
Fascinating. A bit of a long read but worth it. How a world built for men endangers women. Everything from protective clothing to crash test dummies.
The deadly truth about a world built for men – from stab vests to car crashes //How the world is not made for women
The deadly truth about a world built for men – from stab vests to car crashes #sociology