The phone you are reading this text on is easy to hold...if you're a man. That's according to statistics on average hand size & average phone size. If you're a woman? Good luck taking one-handed pictures on this slightly-too-big brick that might give you repetitive stress injuries men don't experience. Of course a phone is merely a device (that you do everything in your life on). But what if there's a mountain of data proving women get erased from all aspects of modern society, from design to media to medicine? And what if that erasure is a full-on life-or-death issue that (almost) no one is talking about?
On this episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by journalist, activist, and author Caroline Criado Perez. They dive into an array of facts, figures, and critical lacks of data, all gathered in her amazing new book Invisible Women: Data Bias In A World Designed For Men. They'll also explore the conscious & unconscious biases that drive women out of the workforce, swing voters into screwing over their own countries, and cause massive problems we could fix with a little more awareness...and maybe even a modest investment in studying human organs besides the penis.
See the first-ever Cracked Podcast LIVE TOUR this spring! Get your tickets now for: Thursday April 11th -- Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL andFriday April 12th -- Amsterdam Bar and Hall, St. Paul MN.
Some hustles are stranger than fiction (and horse-based).
Deadspin was a good website.
Watch out fictional ladies: your number of boobs might be telegraphing your morality.
Yee-ha! Giddyup! Westerns used to feature singing cowboys and Soviet uranium!