Are Women Scared To Run For Office?
Women have been making strides in the political world, that's for sure. We have 20 women on the U.S. Senate and 36 female governors, but, although there's a lot of change, there are still way more men than women in politics.
A new study may have the reason for that. Research is showing that men are twice as likely as women to have thought about running for office “many times” and women were 20 percent more likely than men to have never considered it.
This doesn't mean that women are less interested in running, but women do feel less encouraged, less qualified, and therefore, are less likely to even consider politics as a career path. Another reasoning is that young women are typically less exposed to political information and discussion as young men are.
There's a simple solution to this problem, get educated and get involved. You can't ask for equality if you're not making the efforts to be exposed.
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