The World is Designed for Men(

almost 8 years ago from Chen Ye, Intern at Facebook

  • Drew AlbinsonDrew Albinson, almost 8 years ago

    I think this is an important point. However another key thing to note is that in non-STEM design fields ("the arts") statistically women in many countries are a majority in design education programs but remain a minority in the profession in the same countries. And although I think we should provide more support for women in design education this also likely means that those programs aren't supporting women enough to get hired and that design professionals aren't hiring women at an even rate as men (the latter is a factual assumption based on the makeup of the field), this along with the many social, economic, and political barriers in place for women (or anyone who doesn't identify as a cis male) make this an ongoing problem in the design field. So I strongly agree that we need more women in STEM field and that that will definitely help but there also design-field specific issues here responsible for these inequalities.

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    • Jessa ClarkJessa Clark, almost 8 years ago

      You're right of course - it's an issue that needs to be addressed at every level, from childhood conditioning on up.

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