What’s really interesting about this video is that this is an issue about accurately portraying reality. Male, female, boy, girl, heck turtle, it’s about making sure that the things influencing our perception of reality is as close to factual as possible. Gender bias in data is not what one might think it is. Interesting video.
To close the gender gap, we have to close the data gap. There are too many areas in the world where data doesn’t exist, and when it does exist, it’s often sexist. It’s great to see this discussion start to take shape and gain momentum today. While we have a lot of work ahead, I know that data will be a huge part of supporting new global health and development initiatives.
Came here from the Reddit post. I’m curious to learn what sort of data is being referred to in this video. Only example cited was violence against women.
If it has any gender bias in it still, then it hasn’t yet become what we call data. It would just be unfiltered and unqualified information. I think there is clear distinction between the two. Any information that has any bias in it, in fact, is not data yet. Religious, cultural, economic, it doesn’t matter.