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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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BY IN News On 29-05-2012

On June 5, the people of Wisconsin have the chance to do something big: recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker and put an end to the attacks on workers' and women's rights that have defined his governorship. Without a doubt, this is one of the most important elections of 2012

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