22 episodes

Caroline Criado Perez has spent years investigating the gender data gap – and how women are simply forgotten in a world designed for men. Her best-selling book, Invisible Women, was published to critical acclaim, and Caroline was inundated with readers sharing their own stories of the “default male”.
In her new podcast Caroline investigates what happens next: how can we close the gender data gap and design a world that works for everyone? Caroline will hunt for missing data, get in fights with manufacturing companies, and find the people who are working to close the gender data gap. You'll hear expert guests, gripping stories, and plenty of inspiration.
Follow Visible Women wherever you get your podcasts.
Bonus episodes featuring behind the scenes chats, rants, and stories from Caroline’s community of generic female pals will be released every Friday for Tortoise members and Tortoise+ subscribers on Apple Podcasts.
Just subscribe to Tortoise on Apple Podcasts, or join Tortoise as a member to get this, plus even more content and invites to exclusive newsroom events with the code Caroline30 for membership for £30 for six months which includes a ticket to an exclusive event about the podcast in the London newsroom. Visit tortoisemedia.com/Caroline

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Visible Women with Caroline Criado Perez Tortoise

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    • 4.5 • 181 Ratings

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Caroline Criado Perez has spent years investigating the gender data gap – and how women are simply forgotten in a world designed for men. Her best-selling book, Invisible Women, was published to critical acclaim, and Caroline was inundated with readers sharing their own stories of the “default male”.
In her new podcast Caroline investigates what happens next: how can we close the gender data gap and design a world that works for everyone? Caroline will hunt for missing data, get in fights with manufacturing companies, and find the people who are working to close the gender data gap. You'll hear expert guests, gripping stories, and plenty of inspiration.
Follow Visible Women wherever you get your podcasts.
Bonus episodes featuring behind the scenes chats, rants, and stories from Caroline’s community of generic female pals will be released every Friday for Tortoise members and Tortoise+ subscribers on Apple Podcasts.
Just subscribe to Tortoise on Apple Podcasts, or join Tortoise as a member to get this, plus even more content and invites to exclusive newsroom events with the code Caroline30 for membership for £30 for six months which includes a ticket to an exclusive event about the podcast in the London newsroom. Visit tortoisemedia.com/Caroline

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    2.6 The contraceptive headache

    2.6 The contraceptive headache

    If you ask any woman whether she’s happy with her contraception, chances are she’ll say no - but that she’s settled for the best of a bad bunch. In this episode, Caroline asks why our options are stuck in the 1960s. We take a deep dive into the history of family planning; we investigate the hurdles standing in the way of progress; and we uncover some ground-breaking forms of contraception that could one day be coming to a clinic near you.
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    • 43 min
    2.5 Waiting for the ladies

    2.5 Waiting for the ladies

    Caroline is sent photos of women’s toilet queues on an almost daily basis, since writing in her book Invisible Women about how women’s queues are always longer than the men’s. In this episode, she investigates the history of public conveniences, what impact they have on women’s participation in society and why councils and businesses seem unable to get it right.
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    • 43 min
    2.4 The day the women went on strike

    2.4 The day the women went on strike

    In October 1975, the women of Iceland took a 'day off', leading to national chaos. It highlighted the importance of women’s roles in the economy, of which unpaid care work - cooking, cleaning, caring for family - is a vital part. In this episode, Caroline asks whether the Covid pandemic could be the shock we need to finally fix perhaps the greatest gender data gap of all.
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    • 39 min
    2.3 The concussed female brain

    2.3 The concussed female brain

    After learning shocking data about concussions in women's rugby, Caroline takes a closer look, and discovers an even more widespread and worrying issue. Domestic violence affects one in three women worldwide, and new research suggests many of these women may experience repeated concussions after violent abuse. Caroline meets the people working in this under researched area, and hears from a woman who is still recovering from her own experience.
    This episode comes with a caution for descriptions of domestic violence

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    • 40 min
    2.2 Are pianos sexist?

    2.2 Are pianos sexist?

    The standard piano keyboard is too big for 87% of women and 25% of men, limiting the range of pieces they can play. But how did pianos end up this size? Is it time we came up with an alternative? The Visible Women team investigates.
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    • 42 min
    Noémie vs endometriosis

    Noémie vs endometriosis

    We heard about Dr Noémie Elhadad’s experience with endometriosis in episode 1 of this series, murderous menstrual blood. In this bonus episode, she tells us how her experience with the condition led her to create an app, PHENDO, that is now collecting data on endometriosis - and using AI to improve women’s lives.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
181 Ratings

181 Ratings

27Cooper ,

Informative & maddening

The podcast covers a lot of the same ground as the book, but it's still just as madenning.

hannahvcm ,

Love this

Love that some of the more recent episodes have a link that brings up a pre written email so you can DO feminism as well as think about it.

SLandymore ,

Love the podcast but surprised by one advert

This is an excellent podcast everyone should listen to! But today as I caught up on the Concussion in the female brain episode, half way through there was an advert about how Saudi Arabia is investing to make the world a better place (tackling the issues that affect everyone, for all mankind, apparently). Given the content of the podcast, the Kingdom’s track record on women’s rights and Caroline’s campaigning for gender equality, I was stunned by the placement. All the other ads and sponsorship are so carefully aligned to the subject matter. What the hell happened with that one Tortoise?!

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