In an attempt to keep a discussion on sexism and abuse going, I published an article last weekend on Common Edge. All thoughts welcome.
The Shitty Architect: A #MeToo Short Story
There is no place in any professional or personal group to accept "sexually aggressive and abusive behavior" Yet, I regret that colleagues are asking for rescinding professional awards to architects that may have displayed such behavior. The awards are for their work, not their behavior. If this should be a yard stick, lets banish all work from Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.
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You bring up an issue insufficiently discussed in this debate: How to evaluate or re-evaluate works by alleged offenders. Daniela Solarie, daughter of Paolo Soleri, had an interesting quote about her being sexually molested by her father. I'm not sure everyone can, or should, compartmentalize, though."...unless a work is an extension or expression of an individual's antisocial behaviors, or enriches and affirms those, I need to assess that work separately from its maker."Sexual abuse: It's you, him, and his work
So is it OK for Harvey Weinstein to win awards for his movies even though?
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Yes. It is also important whether all these people have been convicted of a crime or just accused of it. The "Weinstein case' may be a particular instance of a floundering criminal case.