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In a new report, Jennifer Lawless and Richard Fox conclude that there are seven big reasons why women continue to lag so far behind men in the political world:
- Women are substantially more likely than men to perceive the electoral environment as highly competitive and biased against female candidates.
- Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin’s candidacies aggravated women’s perceptions of gender bias in the electoral arena.
- Women are much less likely than men to think they are qualified to run for office.
- Female potential candidates are less competitive, less confident, and more risk averse than their male counterparts.
- Women react more negatively than men to many aspects of modern campaigns.
- Women are less likely than men to receive the suggestion to run for office—from anyone.
- Women are still responsible for the majority of childcare and household tasks.
Read the rest at Mother Jones.
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“Narrowly elected in 2010 despite a million-dollar barrage of attack ads directed by a group loyal to Karl Rove, Harris quickly demonstrated why the GOP’s corporate backers wanted to keep her out of office.”
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On 13 December 2011, the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice launched the Gender Report Card on the International Criminal Court 2011.
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