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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.

Why Sandra Fluke supports President Obama

BY IN News On 30-08-2012

Last February, a law student named Sandra Fluke agreed to testify before Congress, arguing that her university's lack of contraception coverage was detrimental to female students, who often use birth control as preventive care. When Fluke uttered the phrase “I am an American woman who uses contraceptives,” she drew the wrath of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who repeatedly called her a “slut” on his show.

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