13 Questions about women and the midterms

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13 Questions about women and the midterms


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.

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