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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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HIV is Personal for Girls in Uganda

BY IN women eNews On 16-07-2015

Every week, 570 young women aged 15 to 24 get infected with HIV in Uganda, according to a 2011 survey by the country’s Ministry of Health. Here, Maureen Amenya tells the story of one of these young people.

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