From the list on promoting social justice.
Who am I?
My father died when I was a young child, and so my uncle became the nearest I had to a father figure. He was a trade unionist and strongly committed to social justice. I was so enamoured by the compassion he showed towards socially disadvantaged people and the struggles they encounter through no fault of their own that I became an advocate for social justice from an early age. That passion for fairness and inclusion has stayed with me throughout my career and therefore figures strongly in my writings and, over the years, in my teaching, training, and consultancy work.
Neil's book list on promoting social justice
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This book is a real eye opener. Example after example of hidden gender bias is provided. The author does a very convincing job of showing how data used to make decisions is generally male-centric, with resultant disadvantages for women.
Anyone who believes that feminism has done its job and equality between the sexes is now a reality needs to read this book to see how far off the mark they are. Clearly written and persuasively argued, the book highlights the complexities involved and recognizes that the way bias works is subtle and woven into the social fabric, rather than simply the result of personal prejudice or bigotry.
One of the best books on social justice that I have ever come across.