Is This The Way To Challenge Gender Stereotyping And Tackle Occupational Segregation?

October 28, 2011

Source: Close The Gap

The Pink Stinks Campaign recently highlighted a news article about Mattel’s Architect Barbie. The concept was originally devised by an architectural historian who was perplexed as to why the percentage of women (in the US) who get licensed with the sector’s professional body, the American Institute of Architects was low at 17 per cent compared to the number of female architect graduates, at 40 per cent.  In the UK only 18.6 per cent of Building Professionals (architects, town planners, quantity surveyors and chartered surveyors) are women.

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