Since the technology in media forms was successful in fighting the traditional sexuality issues, it should be incorporated as an intermediary between feminism and architecture.
We live in a world that undermines women, a world where sexuality matter. Gender inequality still dominates the architecture field with power imbalances women are more vulnerable to exploitation in form of harassment, unequal payment as compared to men, or any other thing (Rosalyn, 1996). I think architecture is perceived to be a significant contribution to the underestimated world. Architects are however trained to perceive suffering as sorely attributed to work. Therefore, issues such as harassment is simply dismissed as being part of the dedication and sacrifice. Additionally, it could be easy to lay blame on institutionalized subjectivity and repression, there is a need to incorporate integrity in the process (Rosalyn, 1996). Some people have a mindset that is only fixed at career advancement irrespective of whether they will be harassed or not.
The recent #MeTooCampaign provided a shift in the production of architecture which tried to grow awareness and discourses of harassment and oppression within the confines of the profession and do away with the idea that one was alone and any attempt to come out would get them discriminated (lecture 6, 19). There is a growing need for women empowerment by those who have risen up the ranks in architectural fields so that the need to use sexual looks and charm to develop one’s career is gotten over with. This brings the need to incorporate feminism, queerness, and sexuality in mainstreaming processes that seek to institutionalize gender empowerment.
Architectural values need to be re-evaluated in the re-education of ourselves to make architectural practices welcoming to every gender and oppose institutionalized sexuality (Borden et al, 2007). Alternatively, the identity politics between various individual groups that seek political correctness-turned-witch-hunt needs to be re-evaluated since they have since turned into judge, jury, and executioner and therefore the truth on sexuality has not been heard and decided upon so as to invert the current state in architecture. Since the technology in media forms was successful in fighting the traditional sexuality issues, it should be incorporated as an intermediary between feminism and architecture.