By Susan Chira
Conventional wisdom on women and politics goes like this:
- Women must pile up credentials because voters see men as more qualified.
- Women are trusted on issues like education, health care and children; men on national security, crime and defense.
- It’s harder for female candidates to be seen as “likable” compared to men.
- And women with children must reassure voters they can still do their jobs.
- But the 2018 election season has raised new questions about gender and power that could affect the outcome Tuesday for the record numbers of women seeking office. Here are a few of those questions that might reshape conventional wisdom about women and politics.
Click here to read the full article published by The New York Times on 6 November 2018.