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Gendered space is a central concept for feminist scholars working in urban studies, geography, and planning. Gendered space is not absolute but is shaped by the dominant social and cultural institutions that reinforce traditional gender roles. For many years, gender as a subject was largely ignored by academics and policymakers concerned with urban spaces. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, feminist geographers and planners began critiquing the situation of women in cities and focusing on the various ways that women and men experience these spaces differently. In particular, scholars analyzed the spatial expectations about women and their ability to move through urban spaces, to engage in labor outside the home, and to participate fully in the social and political system created and dominated by ...

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