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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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Indian Women Channel Rape Outrage into Elections

BY IN women eNews On 19-03-2014

For the first time, 350 women’s and civil society organizations in the influential state of Tamil Nadu are uniting against national parliamentary candidates who are “gender unjust.” Their coalition demands rights to land, education, livelihoods and safety.

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