Posted by Kirsten Gibbs Last updated 13th September 2021 reading time
I received this book on Friday and finished it on Saturday. It is, as one (female) reviewer put it “equal parts informative and infuriating”, what I call ‘a gnasher’ – where men decide that woman ‘can’t do’ something because of their biology, then make a law to prevent them doing it anyway, just in case.
Gnashing aside, this is well worth a read, if only to help us think about what the world could look like if businesses founded by women received more than 1% of UK venture capital, or if ideas that come from the old, the differently-abled or the ‘lower classes’ were taken seriously.
If ‘innovation’ wasn’t just about disruption, creative destruction and domination, but also about care, repair and contribution.
Or if we just acknowledged that we’re human animals, with bodies as well as brains.