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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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Teens Seek Refuge from Sex-Shaming Onslaught

BY IN women eNews On 25-02-2015

A victim of sex assault says the trauma was bad. “But it was the shaming I received for months on end after that really got to me.” That’s all too familiar to Emily Lindin, founder of The UnSlut Project.

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Teens Seek Refuge from Sex-Shaming Onslaught


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