Is BBC's Architecture Mini-Series Biased Against Women?

The BBC is in hot water over alleged gender bias in its mini-series "The Brits Who Built the Modern World."

Controversy erupted after the third episode aired. In it, a group photo of six architects was Photoshopped to remove Patty Hopkins, the one woman present. The mini-series focuses on the five men included in the image, with Hopkins making an appearance only in the first episode. A RIBA exhibition tied in with the series does include Hopkins, explain Richard Waite and Laura Mark.

The BBC dismissed the accusations, pointing out that the series does not attempt a comprehensive history of British architecture.

Full Story: BBC slammed for "bias' after Patty Hopkins is sidelined in TV show

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