Daily Archives: June 19, 2019

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men Book Review

Real change comes only when we are ready, willing and able to accept that change is needed. But we must first accept that change is needed, which is never easy.

Caroline Criado Perez’s new book, Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, uses hardcore numbers and facts to examine how women are still the other, even in 2019. Delving into subjects such as the workplace, the doctor’s office, and the division of home and child based chores, the author breaks down how systematic disenfranchisement of women continues to be the norm.

This book is amazing and a must read for anyone who understands that we have a long way to go before men and women are truly equal. If you are a skeptic of the lack of real equality between men and women, then I would say that this book absolutely must go on your TBR (to be read) list. It will open your eyes to the world we live in and the changes that are absolutely necessary.

I absolutely recommend it.

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Thoughts On the AOC Holocaust Comparison

The Holocaust is one of the seminal events of recent human history. The persecution, starvation, torture, forced slaved labor and murder of six million European Jews is the hallmark of the inhumanity we often force on our fellow human beings.

Recently, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made some comments in which she compared immigrants held by border control to the victims of the Nazi concentration camp. The response to her comparison has come fast and furious.

As a Jew and an a descendant of Holocaust victims, I think that her comments are on target. While the immigrants in these facilities are not being tortured, starved, forced into slavery or systematically murdered, they are being treated as less than human.

In the eyes of the current administration, they are the other. They are bad, they are evil and they are the cause of our problems. They do not deserve the opportunity to become Americans and add to the wonderful interwoven fabric of our country.

This is what she is saying and unfortunately, many who are responding are not listening.

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