Invisible Women is a very well written and researched book about a world largely built for and by men and systematically ignoring half the population.
It’s quite maddening to read about all the examples of systems that are designed for men and make life harder and more dangerous for women — toilets, cars, medication, cities, and most everything else that matters in life.
Caroline gets a lot of feedback on her book and decided to start a newsletter
to share the replies, grow the community and keep the conversation going.
But then the book came out. And there you all were. An army of very visible women (and yes some men). And not only did you tell me that the world suddenly made sense to you, that you felt seen. You started sharing your own stories. You started telling them to me, to other people, to strangers in queues for the toilet.
The newsletter is great and continues right where the book left off, with lots of disturbing examples. There’s a “Gender Data Gap of the week”, a “Default Male of the Week”, articles, links, campaigns to get involved in and — in case you need some extra convincing to subscribe — the “Poppy Pic of the Week”.
Right in line with the need to close the gender gap, yesterday saw the launch of The 19th*
, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom on a mission to empower all women.