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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.

Olympics Women Are Winning All Kinds of Notice

BY IN women eNews On 01-08-2012

15-year-old Lithuanian swimmer Ruta Meilutyte won her country’s first Olympic gold in that sport and a Saudi wrestler has pinned down her right to compete in a head covering. Catch up here on the news so far on women at the 2012 games in London.

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Olympics Women Are Winning All Kinds of Notice


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