Skye and E. Resendizrojo’s Annotated Bibliography on “Sexism Is Alive and Well in Architecture”

Hosey, Lance. “Sexism Is Alive and Well in Architecture.” Huffpost women. Huffington Post. Web.26 January 2016 .   Lance Hosey, Chief Sustainability Officer of the international architecture firm Perkins Eastman and author of the blog article, “Sexism Is Alive and Well in Architecture,” writes that “Emulating women’s bodies in architecture objectifies women, but it also objectifies architecture, reducing buildings to mere totems, ciphers reminding of us who is in power.” To prove this he first examines the gender gap within the field of architecture, noting how many females do not feel respected and only one female architect has ever won the architectural Gold Medal. He then looks at the creations themselves, specifically the ones inspired by women. He notes that by incorporating the human body it objectifies women. By writing on all of this, he hopes to change the sexism in the industry: “Using the human body as a model for architecture is as old as architecture itself, but maybe it’s time for architects to rethink where they get inspiration” (Hosey). This sentence is directed at other architects, as they are the ones with the power to change the industry. Overall, this is a very useful source when looking for an idea of gender inequality and sexism within...
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