13 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 brand 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 • 150 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 brand 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

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    BONUS: The women in Britain being arrested for abortion

    BONUS: The women in Britain being arrested for abortion

    We are used to hearing about ‘illegal’ abortion in the context of the US, but there are two women currently being prosecuted for having an abortion in the UK. In this episode we speak to the medical director of abortion providers MSI about the legal landscape of abortion in this country, and ask: do we need to decriminalise abortion in Britain?

    You can sign the BPAS letter asking the secretary of state for justice to decriminalise abortion here: https://bpas-campaigns.org/campaigns/decriminalisation/#take-action

    6. Privacy vs the gender data gap

    6. Privacy vs the gender data gap

    Caroline has spent over a decade calling for more data to be collected on women -- but in this episode the Visible Women team investigates: what happens when that data gets used against us? For many of us, concerns about privacy may seem like an intellectual exercise, but post Roe V Wade, this is has become a live issue for millions of American women. And, as we discover, this is something all women should care about.
    Bonus episodes featuring behind the scenes chats, rants, and stories from Caroline’s community of generic female pals are 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 Caroline50. Visit tortoisemedia.com/Caroline

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 41 min
    BONUS: Should we make tie-on pockets happen?

    BONUS: Should we make tie-on pockets happen?

    Caroline sews her own tie-on pocket and takes it on a trip around London – with nearly disastrous consequences

    5. The curious case of Percy Pig and the missing pocket

    5. The curious case of Percy Pig and the missing pocket

    In this episode the Visible Women team try to get to the bottom of one of the world’s most trying problems: the paucity of pockets in women’s clothes compared to men’s. Caroline speaks to a pocket historian, learns to make her own pocket, and takes on some troubling mysteries.
    Bonus episodes featuring behind the scenes chats, rants, and stories from Caroline’s community of generic female pals are 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 Caroline50. Visit tortoisemedia.com/Caroline

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 36 min
    BONUS: Women miss out on life saving medicine

    BONUS: Women miss out on life saving medicine

    In this bonus episode we get to hear more from Dr Tim Nutbeam, the researcher behind the finding that women are nearly twice as likely as men to get trapped in a car following a crash. Tim talks Caroline through the even more shocking sex disparity he uncovered subsequently - and explains how we nearly didn’t get to see any of this research at all.

    4. Deadly injustice: Why cars aren’t safe for women

    4. Deadly injustice: Why cars aren’t safe for women

    If a woman is involved in a car crash, she is 17% more likely to die than a man in the same crash. In this episode, Caroline investigates why... and comes up with a campaign to fix crash testing.
    To email Euro NCAP President Niels Ebbe Jacobson with a message asking for more transparency, just click through to the link on the Tortoise site. 
    Bonus episodes featuring behind the scenes chats, rants, and stories from Caroline’s community of generic female pals are 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 Caroline50. Visit tortoisemedia.com/Caroline

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
150 Ratings

150 Ratings

life-lived-is ,

Delicious

I love this podcast. Well written, well delivered and easy to listen to considering the content.

I keep recommending it to people when they ask ‘but why do we need feminism.’

Fanndkxm ,

Interesting but not intersectional

The podcast is very well researched and very interesting. However, I feel there are lots of missed opportunities to explore intersectionality in the data gaps and the impacts of this. Where it is mentioned it feels like it’s skirted over.

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Help for the deaf-ish?

I’m a big fan, but a hard of hearing fan, and the music played over or behind the speech means I only hear about half of what’s being said, and I often give up in frustration.

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