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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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No One Was There to Help, Despite Flagrant Abuse

BY IN women eNews On 09-02-2015

There is a certain bitterness against her parents, looking back. “When I was lying there in a pool of blood and covered in scratches. I do feel a bit like they let me down.” The third of three brief interviews with survivors about why they didn’t leave after the first incident of abuse.

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