Gender data gap and a world built for men | podcast | Science

Today is International Women’s Day, so Science Weekly is teaming up with the Guardian’s tech podcast, Chips with Everything. Together, they examine the gender data gap and the dangerous repercussions of a world built for men.

Jordan Erica Webber speaks to Caroline Criado-Perez, the author of Invisible Women, about how women are underrepresented in the tech industry and what the consequences are for consumers, from VR headsets that make women experience motion sickness to health apps that do not have period trackers.

Nicola Davis speaks to Dr Natalie DiPietro Mager from Ohio Northern University, who recently wrote a paper on the history and effects of excluding women from clinical trials: drugs that don’t work.

A woman using a computer

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