Hadid blames dearth of female architects on the demands of family life
August 22 2012
Hadid told the programme: “I think that women once they became more liberated they want to do everything themselves. You know the woman has to do everything. Work, do the house, the child and I think it's not possible there is too much to do.”
Recalling her own personal battles Hadid revealed that initially she didn’t care to be labeled as a ‘woman architect’ at all, an attitude informed by male colleagues who used to “tap me on the head and say you are ok for a girl.”
Confirming that she is now comfortable with the sobriquet Hadid concluded: “But I see the incredible amount of kind of need from other women for reassurance that it could be done, so I don't mind that at all.”
The comments come as campaign group Women in Property revealed that women account for just 15% of those employed in property and construction.
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