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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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Women in Israel Fasting to Mark Gaza Anniversary

BY IN women eNews On 14-07-2015

Organized by the Women Wage Peace movement, the cross-sectional group has been holding a vigil outside the prime minister’s residence since last week, part of its 50-day fast to mark the anniversary of last summer’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.

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Women in Israel Fasting to Mark Gaza Anniversary


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