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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 04:03 PM

22. From the linked article:

And yet women were still twice as likely as men to say they werenít qualified to run and half as likely to be recruited by a party leader. Jennifer Lawless, who heads up American Universityís Women and Politics Center ó and ran for Senate herself in 2006 ó surveyed 4,000 people in political pipeline professions to understand self-selection and support for potential candidates in 2001. She repeated the survey last year and found that there was no improvement ó not by a percentage point ó over the decade, a decade that saw Hillary Clintonís presidential candidacy and Nancy Pelosi wield the speakerís gavel. ďThe good news is itís not about the voters or systemic bias against female candidates,Ē Lawless told me. In other words, the problem is not that women canít get elected when they run, itís that women arenít running.


It's easy to say 'more women should run for office'... it's not so easy to make the changes necessary in society to enable that to happen.

Age 8 is the peak for girls' leadership ambitions: ww.missrepresentation.org/leadership/cause-and-effect-why-we-need-to-tell-herstory/

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