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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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Before Casting 2012 Ballot, Confront Candidates

BY IN women eNews On 26-05-2012

Voting this year can help stop recent setbacks of women’s rights, says Martha Burk in her book “Your Voice, Your Vote: The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Power, Politics and the Change We Need.” But before heading to the ballot box, press candidates and arm yourself with knowledge.

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Before Casting 2012 Ballot, Confront Candidates


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