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|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|Notes:||Title from caption (viewed Apr. 16, 2008).
"March 21, 2008."
|Details:||Mode of access: World Wide Web.|
|Series Title:||CQ researcher, v. 18, no. 12.|
|Other Titles:||Does gender bias hurt female candidates?|
|Responsibility:||by Kenneth Jost.|
The number of women holding political office in the United States has grown substantially over the past two decades. But even with a near-record number of 86 women in Congress today, men still outnumber women by more than 5-to-1. Historically, women faced significant disadvantages in running for office and winning voter approval. Experts say those barriers are lower today, but perhaps not completely gone. Within Congress, female lawmakers have helped bring greater attention to some issues affecting women, families and children, but partisan divisions have thwarted some of their initiatives. Meanwhile, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former first lady, is waging the most formidable presidential campaign by a female candidate in U.S. history. But many of her supporters say her campaign has been hurt by still prevalent sexism in media coverage of the race.
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- Women -- Political activity -- United States.
- Mass media -- Objectivity -- United States.
- Women political candidates -- United States.
- Women politicians -- United States.
- Sex discrimination against women -- United States.
- Sexism -- United States.
- Mass media -- Objectivity.
- Sex discrimination against women.
- Women -- Political activity.
- Women political candidates.
- Women politicians.
- United States.