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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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For Survivors of Sexual Assault, Self Comes First

BY IN women eNews On 30-04-2015

Sexual assault awareness month is ending, but we should keep expanding our understanding of this horribly widespread trauma. If you are a survivor, remember, you are worthy of love, including [...]

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Hey Bruce Jenner, I’m a Cross-Dresser Too

BY IN women eNews On 30-04-2015

But I'm female, so it's not an issue. Jenner's pain is caused by a narrow, American version of maleness that shuts out men who like to express affection, change diapers [...]

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Loretta Lynch is Like a Tradeswoman: Still Rare

BY IN women eNews On 29-04-2015

Construction work might seem worlds away from a U.S. cabinet perch, but both represent fields where women are creating new opportunities for others to follow [...]

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Filipina Spared from Indonesian Drug Executions

BY IN women eNews On 29-04-2015

Mary Jane Veloso, a migrant worker, was saved by a last-ditch effort by the Philippine government. Eight others convicted of nonviolent drug offenses were killed by firing squad, drawing global [...]

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Medicaid’s Dental Gap Kept Her from Smiling

BY IN women eNews On 28-04-2015

Unable to get regular dental care under Medicaid, people suffer in hidden ways from a highly visible problem. "I was always being asked if I was on drugs," says Wisconsin [...]

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Medicaid’s Dental Gap Kept Her from Smiling

BY IN women eNews On 28-04-2015

Unable to get regular dental care under Medicaid, people suffer in hidden ways from a highly visible problem. "I was always being asked if I was on drugs," says Wisconsin [...]

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Democrats elect Haaland state party chairwoman

BY IN Emerge America On 27-04-2015

By Albuquerque Journal By Deborah Baker, Journal Staff Writer Democrats determined to overcome last year’s losses, reclaim the state House and keep control of the Senate have chosen Debra [...]

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For Victims of Wartime Rape, Abortion Out of Reach

BY IN women eNews On 27-04-2015

Here's what one Kenyan woman says about being forced to carry through a pregnancy that resulted from a rape during a conflict period. Obama could end such suffering by clarifying [...]

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Sweden’s Wallstrom Criticizes Saudis, Meets Silence

BY IN women eNews On 25-04-2015

The foreign minister promised to develop a feminist foreign policy agenda and tried to do so in the case of Saudi Arabia. She got blow-back instead. Now, some who knew [...]

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Winne Mandela Controversial ‘Mother of the Nation’

BY IN women eNews On 24-04-2015

Married to the South African leader Nelson Mandela for almost 40 years, the activist's tactics to end apartheid when her husband was imprisoned remain questioned, says Marlene Wagman-Geller in this [...]

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