Gender Equality In Interior Design

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This essay will explain and discuss how the concept for the office design involves gender equality. Explaining and discussing feminism and how it influences the interior design industry will help and support my design decisions for the office design.

Feminism is the theory that men and women should be equal. This theory does not subscribe to differences between men and women and neither the similarities between them.
The interior design profession is considered as feminine, superficial, and mimetic compared to the male, rational, and original architecture. The boundary between architecture and interior design remains in place, although interior design has become more like architecture. The field of architecture seems more intent on keeping
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Many countries have made progress towards gender equality, especially in areas such as education, but women still continue to earn less than men and women are less likely to advance in their careers. The aim of gender equality in the workplace is to achieve equal outcomes for women and men. To achieve this workplaces are required to provide equal salary for women and men for work of equal value; the removal of barriers to the full and equal participation of women in the workplace; full and genuine access to all occupations and industries, including leadership roles for women and men; and elimination of discrimination on the basis of gender especially in relation to family and caring responsibilities for both women and…show more content…
The difference is due to the different roles that men and women are expected to fulfil in society. When design a space, the designer needs to be aware of the ways that the space will be used. In order to avoid gender roles being prescribed by public space, spatial planning and design can be linked to the objective of achieving gender equality. This can be achieved by addressing issues of particular concern to women as well as men and taking into account the different social roles, access to resources, choices and aspirations of men and women of different ages, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation. By recognising the differences and similarities between women and men and their varied roles; resources and aspirations, planning and designing can ensure a safe, healthy, sustainable and enjoyable

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