Women and Education

Not long ago, Purdue allowed its HTM majors to vote on the artwork that would appear on the ground floor of the new Marriot Building on campus, which houses the Lavazza cafe. Here are two of the main pieces of art that were chosen.

What sort of educational environment do such images create for women students? For male students?

Marriott 2


Purdue is already a predominantly male campus. How do such images reinforce male privilege in such an environment?


Marriott 1

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