David Adjaye "embarrassed as a male" that women still need to fight for gender equality

The architecture and design industry still doesn't provide the same opportunities for both sexes said architect David Adjaye, on the day that hundreds of thousands of women worldwide marched for equal rights.

Asked whether his sector was at the forefront of gender equality, the recently knighted British architect replied: "I don't think we're leading it at all."

He was speaking to Dezeen during the Interior Design Show in Toronto, one of many cities internationally where huge demonstrations – spurred by the inauguration of US president Donald Trump the day before – took place on Saturday to highlight women's rights.

"I find it exhausting that women are still fighting for gender parity," said Adjaye. "I find it embarrassing to be really honest."

Via dezeen.com