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We Make More Effective Congresspeople (When We Manage to Get Elected)

Regardless of party affiliation, congressional women deliver more federal projects to their home districts and sponsor and co-sponsor more legislation than their male colleagues. In a study that was recently published in The American Journal of Political Science, researchers from Stanford University and the University of Chicago attributed women's political success not to some innate political instinct but to the fact that it's really hard for us to get elected (there are currently 360 men and 75 women in the House; 83 men and 17 women in the Senate). They theorize that women feel immense pressure to measure up, so instead of meeting expectations, we surpass them.

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Wage Segregation Robs Women in Peak Earning Years

BY IN women eNews On 28-02-2015

It could account for 7 percent to 10 percent of the wage gap but there's so little data it's hard to know. [...]

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Emergency Care Essential to Stop Maternal Deaths

BY IN women eNews On 28-02-2015

We know how to prevent nearly all deaths in childbirth, but women still die daily, says Séverine Caluwaerts in this excerpt from the e-book "Because Tomorrow Needs Her: The Fight [...]

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Net Neutrality OK’d, NYC Short on Girls’ Sports

BY IN women eNews On 27-02-2015

Internet activists scored a landmark victory as the FCC approved a plan to govern broadband Internet like a public utility. Also this week, the U.S. Department of Education has found [...]

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Net Neutrality OK’d, NYC Short on Girls’ Sports

BY IN women eNews On 27-02-2015

Internet activists scored a landmark victory as the FCC approved a plan to govern broadband Internet like a public utility. Also this week, the U.S. Department of Education has found [...]

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‘Hunting Ground’ Blows Lid Off Campus Rape

BY IN women eNews On 27-02-2015

This documentary, from the makers of "The Invisible War," opens Feb. 27 and is a must-see. Other openers on Friday offer hardcore horror and more on the theme of "women [...]

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‘Iron Jawed Angels’ Was Last Movie to Make Me Cry

BY IN women eNews On 27-02-2015

After I saw it I finally, truly, intensely understood that first wave feminists had fought for me. This movement had been started for me. Not just for me, of course, [...]

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#CelebrateBlackHistory – State Senator Catherine Pugh

BY IN News On 26-02-2015

Maryland State Senator Catherine Pugh is the President of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators. Who inspired you to get into politics? I realized as a child that [...]

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Patricia Arquette Stirs ‘White Feminism’ Pushback

BY IN women eNews On 26-02-2015

The Oscar winner's backstage comments about "gays and people of color" are clouding the otherwise sunny response to her wage-gap remarks during her acceptance speech. Despite Hollywood's wage gap and [...]

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Patricia Arquette (and All U.S. Women) Need ERA Now

BY IN women eNews On 26-02-2015

Now that Arquette has called out the naked emperor, the question is, who will provide the leadership to harness the groundswell of energy released by her battle cry? This is [...]

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Teens Seek Refuge from Sex-Shaming Onslaught

BY IN women eNews On 25-02-2015

A victim of sex assault says the trauma was bad. "But it was the shaming I received for months on end after that really got to me." That's all too [...]

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