British journalist and author
- There are days when you wish things could be different, but ultimately I can’t not do feminism and I don’t want to live with inequality, so I can’t really regret it. I think what happened to me was a bit of a wake-up call for society at large, it was a pretty high price I had to pay but it wasn’t completely pointless because [abuse is] something that we now talk about and we’re trying to figure out.
- On her book note campaign in Britain in “Q&A with Caroline Criado-Perez: ‘What happened to me was a wake-up call for society’” in The Guardian (2015 May 3)
- We're used to the idea that women aren't represented in our culture and media and politics and films. The idea that this extended to what was sold as objective - the idea of medicine and science, that they were also underrepresenting women - was just mind-blowing to me.
- On how women are ignored in the medical world in “Caroline Criado-Perez On Data Bias And 'Invisible Women'” in NPR (2019 Mar 17)
- I found it very shocking and worrying in one study that looked at male and female cells and exposed them both to estrogen and to a virus. The female cell was able to use the estrogen to fight off the virus, and the male cell wasn’t able to use the estrogen and the virus took over. That was so tantalizing and also so infuriating because the vast majority of human cell studies are still done on male cells. When you look at a study like that, you can’t help thinking about how many more treatments we have ruled out at the cell stage because we only tested it on male cells.
- On the lack of data regarding female cells in “A journalist explains the dangerous consequences of a world built for men” in The Verge (2019 Mar 5)
- One of the big problems with the way we’ve laid out cities is that they’ve been laid out in such a way to serve the needs of this mythical male breadwinner who has a wife home in the suburbs…And it’s completely untrue to how women and people live their lives. They’ve got to take kids to the doctor, to school, get groceries, check in on a relative …all the things we are doing on a daily basis requires a lot of complicated logistics.
- On how cities are typically planned in “Why Everything From Transit to iPhones Is Biased Toward Men” in WIRED Magazine (2019 Jul 2)