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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.

Running for Office and My Dying Cat

BY IN Emerge America On 06-02-2013

By Katy Miessner, Emerge California Class of 2013? ? On June 5, 2005, a decrepit, starving gray cat, which had been hanging around our house, was lying in the middle of the street. ?On my way home from errands, I drove up to him. ?Was he hit by a car

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