Urban feminism: the answer to the failures of our blokey built environment?

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'It’s a blokey thing to play with cars and trucks, dig things up, and build towering skyscrapers. The opposite of a blokey built environment — I’ll call it “blokey urbanism”—is “feminist urbanism”. Sounds sexist, but it’s more about egalitarianism than it is about suffragettes and women’s rights.

Feminist urbanism is urbanism without a gender bias, founded on the premise that our cities and neighbourhoods and other pseudo-urbanised enclaves like remote mining sites have been shaped by our patriarchal past. Thus, historically, consigning women to a footnote in the planning and design of our urban form.'

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