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Flashback Feminism: Phyllis Birkby and Women’s Environmental Fantasies

Flashback Feminism: Phyllis Birkby and Women’s Environmental Fantasies

By Stephanie Schroeder “It appears that if you were a man, you should be studying architecture.” With that dismissal, in 1948 Noel Phyllis Birkby’s suburban New Jersey high school career counselors squashed her career aspirations. Based on their rigid notions of gender, they shunted her desire to build, guiding her into the more “feminine” study […]