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2014

CSPAN Interview 2014

 

 

 

 

 




Watch Jen discuss with C-SPAN about the impact the 2014 midterm elections had on the number of women serving in public office, as well as a report analyzing what gains women made.

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Decision 2014

Watch Connie Morella, SPA's Ambassador in Residence, discuss with NBC4 on the number of women in Congress.

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Watch Jen's interview with C-SPAN's Book TV about her book, Becoming a Candidate: Political Ambition and the Decision to Run for Office.

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Women and the Political Process

Starting at minute 9, Jen provides 20 minutes of commentary about female candidates, why they don't run for office, and what happens when they do.

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Jen and Danny Hayes discuss with MSNBC's Jansing & Co. about their new research on gender bias - or the lack thereof - in the media's coverage of female candidates.

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See Jen on NBC affiliates and TVOne segments during election night 2012.

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Jen discusses more about what this election means for women.

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Jen speaks to Reuters about the gender gap.

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Jen discusses with Fox 5 News about the gender gap and women's issues in the final stretch of the campaign.

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Does Romney 'Get' Women Who Work?

In an op-ed Jen and Kathy Dolan discuss moving beyond the binders.

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Jen speaks to CTV News about her thoughts on who has the advantage heading into tonight's debate.

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"Do You Want This Job?"

Check out the November issue of Glamour. Jen comments on why so few women are in Congress.

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The Gender Gap: Candidates and Voting

Listen to Jen's take on whether 2012 is a "Year of the Woman" and then hear a follow-up conversation/discussion with Jen and Kathryn Pearson.

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Jen provides her analysis of Michelle Obama's DNC speech to Fox 5 News.

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Jen speaks to CTV News about what to expect at the DNC this week.

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Jen speaks to Voice of America on who and what the delegates at the conventions need as well as what to expect the DNC.

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Jen speaks to Voice of America on why the GOP choose Tampa for the RNC convention, Romney's likeability (or lack thereof) problem, and what Paul Ryan brings to the ticket.

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Jen speaks to Sun News about female voters in swing states.

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Jen comments about Romney's speech to the NAACP to Fox News.

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Jen explains to SUN News about Romney readjusting as he wraps up the Republican race.

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Jen explains to CBS News the factors that hinder the emergence of women candidates.

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Fox News asks Jen why women are flocking to Obama as Romney pulls ahead as GOP front-runner.

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As we celebrate the anniversary of the 'Year of the Woman,' The Washington Post asks Jen why twenty years later, we don't have much to celebrate.

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Sun News asked Jen what we should look for during Super Tuesday.

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VOA asks Jen about the role of undecided voters in Ohio's Super Tuesday primary battle.

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The Icelandic Broadcasting Service asks Jen about women in politics.

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In case you missed it, here is Jen's appearance on C-SPAN's Washington Journal. She took calls about our newest research report, "Men Rule: The Continued Under-Representation of Women in U.S. Politics."

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Will Hillary Clinton's Defeat Set Back Women in Politics?

Jen comments on the effect of Hillary's loss on women in politics.

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Why Hillary Clinton Lost the White Women's Vote

Jen comments on the role that sexism or 'Clintonism' played in the 2016 election.

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Will Women Still Want to Run?

Jen comments on whether the Trump win and Clinton loss will depress women's political ambition.

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Female State Legislators Miss Out on Record Number of Seats After Clinton Defeat

Jen comments on the stagnation of the number of women in state legislatures.

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Le Defaite de Clinton Laisse de Nombreuses Femmes Desemparees

Jen comments on the significance of Hillary Clinton's loss in the presidential election.

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What Hillary Clinton's Loss Means for the Future of Women in Politics

Jen comments on her research into women running for political office.

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The Myth of Female Solidarity

Jen comments on the highly partisan nature of voters and how this affected the presidential election.

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Historical Election & the Women's Vote

Jen comments on Donald Trump as president elect and the presidential election.

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What Women Who Condemned Trump's Sexism Do Now

Jen comments on women involved in politics and the factors that drove voters to elect Donald Trump as president.

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Female Clinton Supporters Are Left Feeling Gutted

Jen comments on how Hillary Clinton's loss in the election may affect women deciding to run for office.

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Bringing More Color and Less Testosterone to the Senate

Jen comments on the increase in the number of women elected to the Senate.

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Analysis: Trump's Uncertain Road to 1st 100 Days

Jen comments on what Donald Trump will try to accomplish in his first 100 days in office.

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Donald Trump and the Republican Women Who Repudiated Him Face Challenges

Jen comments on how Donald Trump's relationship with GOP members of Congress will take shape going forward.

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What Clinton's Loss Says About Women in Politics

Jen comments on why Hillary Clinton did not receive a higher portion of votes among women than expected.

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Trump's Victory Sends a Disturbing Message About Sexual Assault

Jen comments on the influence as a role model that the president can have on the youth.

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Democrats Van Hollen, Raskin, Delaney, Brown Win in Maryland

Jen comments on the Maryland Congressional elections.

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Why Isn't Prospect of First Woman President Drawing More Attention?

Jen comments on the polarizing nature of Hillary Clinton among voters in this presidential election.

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EUA Assistem a Guinadas Radicais de Republicanos e Democratas

Jen comments on partisan differences in the 2016 presidential election.

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Did It Have to Be Hillary Clinton for President? Yes. Here's Why

Jen comments on women who have run for president in the past.

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Grupo Que Mais Vota, Mulheres Tem Potencial Para Decidir Disputa Nos EUA

Jen comments on the 2016 presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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How Women Could Vote Clinton Into the White House

Jen comments on the change in voter attitudes among married women.

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Gender Gap in 2016 Politics

Jen comments on whether sexism is playing a role in the presidential election.

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Women Hold Key Vote in US Election But Have Little Love for Either Candidate

Jen comments on the polarizing nature of Hillary Clinton among voters.

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Why More Women In Politics Could Finally Bring About Real Change

Jen comments on the fact that only 20 percent of elected officials are women. Check it out!

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Polls Find Clinton Leading Nationally and in Key States

Jen comments on the final days leading up to the presidential election.

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The Problem for Women Is Not Winning. It’s Deciding to Run.

Jen comments on women's' decisions to run for office.

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Why can’t women just be themselves when they run for office?

Jen comments on gender stereotyping and the extent to which it affects campaigns and elections today.

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US election explainer: The FT answers 10 key questions

Research conducted by Jennifer Lawless is featured in this recent article, highlighting the various positions Americans will be voting on this November. Check it out!

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Michelle Obama: strong breath of fresh air for Clinton

Jen comments on Michelle Obama campaigning for Hillary Clinton.

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Does it matter what female politicians wear?

Jen comments on whether or not it really matters what candidates wear. Check it out!

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Speaking Politics phrase of the week: 'A new generation of leadership'

Jen comments on the phrase, "a new generation of leadership," used by some candidates in their campaigns.

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Why Don’t More Women Run for Congress?

In this recent interview, Jennifer Lawless explains the reasons why more women don't run for office. Listen here!

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Experts predict weeks plummet to election to the White House

Jen comments on the likelihood of Donald Trump winning the presidential election.

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Trump And The Testosterone Takeover Of 2016

View findings in this article from Jennifer Lawless' survey research about gender attitudes in the U.S. post-September 11.

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For Trump, same attacks on Clinton infidelities, but US has changed

Jen comments on whether or not Trump's remarks about Bill Clinton's infidelities will have any influence on millennial voters.

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Women hold key vote in U.S. election but have little love for either candidate

Jen comments on the enthusiasm of voters about the upcoming presidential election.

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Where are the women to succeed Mikulski? A 'leaky pipeline' in Md. politics

Jen comments on why more women do not run for office. Check it out!

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Most Young People Won't Consider Running for Office

Jen discusses how to encourage young people to run for office. Listen to the podcast below or on itunes!

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Trump vs. Clinton: RI Experts on Who Won, Who Lost

Jen comments on who won the first presidential debate.

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Presidential debate 2016: Four ways gender played a role

Jen comments on how body language can influence voters' perceptions of candidates.

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Debating while female

Jen comments on the role of gender in the presidential debate.

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Why It’s So Hard for Men to Debate Women

Jen comments on gender dynamics during presidential debates.

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Can Hillary Clinton Keep You Safe?

Do Americans believe that women and men are equally capable of keeping the United States safe? Find out more from Jennifer Lawless in the New York Times!

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Clash of titans: Clinton, Trump gird for first debate

Jen comments on what to expect during the first presidential debate this coming Monday.

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'Broad shoulders' and 'a presidential look': The Trump campaign uses gender to try to undercut Clinton's candidacy

Jen comments on sexism in the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Obama: “there is a reason why we haven't had a woman president”

In this recent article, find out some insightful findings from Women on the Run, written by Jennifer Lawless and Danny Hayes!

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What women say about Hillary Clinton and leadership

Jen comments on what criteria voters should examine to determine whether or not a candidate advances the ideals of feminism. Check it out!

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Clinton health coverage shows gender bias by the press

Jen comments on the gendered aspects of the media's coverage of Hillary Clinton.

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Hillary Clinton, Like all Women, Has a Miss America Problem

In this recent article featuring research by Jennifer Lawless and Richard Fox, find out about how "imagination deficit" may influence political ambition.

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The coverage of Clinton’s health proves we still think women are the weaker sex

Is there a gendered component in the news coverage on the health of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump? Find out more from Jennifer Lawless in this recent piece!

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Trump and Clinton pause bitter election campaign to attend memorial ceremony in New York

Jen comments on whether or not Hillary Clinton's recent illness will be a turning point in the presidential race.

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Fear of a Female President

Jen comments on attitudes toward Hillary Clinton as a candidate versus an elected official.

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Most young people don’t vote — and these awkward efforts to woo them aren’t helping

Jen comments on the efforts made to encourage young people to vote. Check it out!

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Huma Abedin distractions hinder Clinton campaign, provide opening for Trump

Jen comments on the parallels drawn between Hillary and Bill Clinton's marriage and Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner's marriage.

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Women politicians and honesty: why dual standard is disappearing

Jen comments on bad behavior of both male and female candidates.

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The Era of 'The Bitch' Is Coming

Jen comments on the types of attacks and criticisms Hillary Clinton faces.

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Why Aren't There More Women In Congress?

"The gender gap in political ambition isn’t shrinking," states Jennifer Lawless in this recent article. To find out more, click on the link below!

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Not With Her, But Not With Him: The Women of the *New* GOP

Jen comments on the importance of female candidates in elections.

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Think there’s a lot of gender bias in U.S. elections? Think again.

In this recent blog post, Jennifer Lawless and Danny Hayes talk about their new book, Women on the Run. Check it out!

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Ethicists: Clinton team violated ‘spirit’ of pledge

Jen comments on the email scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton.

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Hillary Clinton and the Evolution of American Politics

Jen comments on the decline of gender stereotyping in U.S. elections.

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Experts Agree: The Electoral Map Is Miserable For Donald Trump Right Now

Jen comments on whether or not there is a path to 270 for Donald Trump.

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DNC-Palooza

Listen in at the 39 minute mark to hear featured research by Jennifer Lawless in this recent "The Weeds" podcast by Vox!

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Republicans argue intervention Trump campaign

Jen comments on claims of "the beginning of the end" of Donald Trump's campaign.

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Donald Trump, a fallen soldier, and the myth of game-changing moments

Jen comments on whether or not Donald Trump's recent remarks will affect the presidential campaign.

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Can Hillary beat the rap with a good week in Philly?

In this recent interview, Jen comments on the importance of those who represent Hillary Clinton in her campaign.

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Bill Clinton Counters The Greatest Criticisms Of His Wife In DNC Speech

Jen comments on Bill Clinton's speech at the DNC.

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You don’t have to be with Hillary Clinton to appreciate this moment

Jen comments on Hillary Clinton becoming the first female presidential nominee for a major party.

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The barriers that broke Hillary Clinton to be the first woman at the gates of the US presidency

Jen comments on the criticisms of Hillary Clinton's political career.

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Can Green Party's Jill Stein win over Sanders supporters?

Jen comments on whether or not Bernie Sanders' supporters will support a third-party candidate.

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No Man In U.S. History Has Ever Done What Bill Clinton Is About To Do

Jen comments on what to expect from Bill Clinton at the DNC.

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Girls run the world? Numbers still lag for those with political dreams

In this article featuring research by Jennifer Lawless and Richard Fox, find out how "political socialization" can influence the gender gap.

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GOP Can't Shake Opposition Party Image, Democrats Promise Better

Jen comments on the RNC and provides predictions about the DNC.

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Wisconsin Democrats say their convention will show unity, contrast with Republicans

Jen comments on what Democrats should do to have a successful convention.

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Clinton vs. Sanders: Leaked emails raise questions about DNC's impartiality

Jen comments on the DNC and how recently leaked emails could impact Hillary Clinton's campaign.

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The Trump Risk

Jen comments on the likely gender gap in November.

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Melania Trump Wouldn't Redefine the Role of First Lady — She'd Be a Throwback

Jen comments on what Melania Trump might be like as a potential first lady.

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'We're not electing a husband:' Tough-talking Trump wins over some skeptical women

Jen comments on why it is probably too late for Donald Trump to win over female voters.

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Unpredictability could help Trump make conventions great again

Jen comments on whether or not a successful convention will boost Donald Trump's votes.

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Covering the Election? Two Words You Need to Know: Electoral College

Elizabeth Sherman and Jennifer Lawless discuss the electoral college and what it means for the next few months at the Foreign Press Center in Washington, DC. Check it out!

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Women Rule the World. Don’t Celebrate Yet, Feminists.

Referencing research by Jennifer Lawless, this article looks at whether or not a legislator's gender has an effect on roll call votes.

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Maximum power: women go the reins of the great powers

Jen comments on the idea that men are more aggressive and riskier than women.

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Clinton-Warren: Is the US ready for a presidential formula 100% female?

Jen comments on how voters might react to Hillary Clinton choosing Elizabeth Warren as her running mate.

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What women voters want

Jen comments on what female voters want.

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Your Political Party May Finally Be Far More Important to Voters Than Your Gender

Jen explains how a candidate’s sex often plays a minimal role in the majority of U.S. elections.

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Speaking Politics word of the week: Codel

Jen comments on whether or not women are just as likely as men to take partisan trips and engage in bipartisan travel.

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Is Voting for Women a Novelty?

Jen discusses her new book, Women on the Run: Gender, Media, and Political Campaigns in a Polarized Era on America's Democrats podcast. Check it out!

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New book claims there's no such thing as gender bias in US politics

Jen comments on the main factor that influences a voter's decision the most.

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A new political science book makes a provocative argument: women in politics don’t face gender bias

Jen comments on what conventional wisdom states about women in politics.

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Will Trump's Misogyny Deter Women From Entering Politics?

Find out from Jennifer Lawless how well women fare compared to men while running for office.

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How Hillary Clinton’s ‘Smart Power’ Feminism Informs Her Foreign Policy

Jen comments on Donald Trump's strategy of depicting himself as 'the strong man.'

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Women on the Run

Jen was recently interviewed on BBC Radio where she talks about her new book, Women on the Run, and whether or not Hillary Clinton's nomination will inspire more women to run for office.

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Elizabeth Warren As Hillary Clinton’s VP? Sexism Makes Two-Woman Ticket A Risk

Jen comments on choosing Elizabeth Warren as a possible Vice President.

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Almost 1 in 5 Congress Members Are Women. Here's How Other Jobs Compare

This recent article by NPR highlights 7 main barriers found by Jennifer Lawless and Richard Fox that may prevent women from running for office.

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Jennifer Lawless on Hillary Clinton and more

Check out Jen's recent interview with WPRO Saturday Morning News on Hilary Clinton's path to becoming the Democratic nominee.

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Why Americans collectively shrugged when Hillary Clinton made history this week

Jen comments on whether or not Hillary Clinton's nomination is appreciated by young, women voters.

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A Confederacy of Whiners

Jen comments on the reactions of some voters and candidates this election season.

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Hillary Clinton and the woman card

Jen comments on how Donald Trump's sexist comments have created more spaces for Hillary Clinton to speak about gender inequality, among other issues.

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Is The Primary Process Really Rigged?

Jen comments on whether or not the presidential nomination process is "rigged to favor long-time party loyalists" in this interview on WNYC.

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Hillary says victory is female achievement

Jen comments on the two large glass ceilings for American women in politics.

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Clinton and Trump -- their strengths and weaknesses

Jen emphasizes the importance of Hillary Clinton's accomplishments.

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Hillary Clinton breaks the "glass ceiling" US policy

Jen comments on the likelihood of women voting for female candidates.

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Clinton Continues Nomination March

Jen comments on how Hillary Clinton is on her way to breaking a "second glass ceiling."

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Clinton, finally breaking the glass ceiling, ready for a gender battle with Trump

Jen comments on the ways in which Donald Trump's remarks have provided the opportunity to talk about gender in this particular election season.

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Hillary Clinton Just Achieved ‘What No Female Candidate Has Ever Achieved’

Jen comments on the significance and importance of Hillary Clinton's ability to secure the majority of delegates.

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Hillary Clinton's historic moment

Jen comments on the historic moment that Hillary Clinton has made.

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A Hillary Clinton presidency will greatly boost women's representation in politics, with big policy consequences

Check out the featured findings from Women on the Run by Jennifer Lawless and Danny Hayes.

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Madam president? Ellen Johnson Sirleaf knows the job. Now she’d like some company.

Jen comments on Hillary Clinton's appeal factor.

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Hillary supporters: We're excited, too, but also practical

Jen comments on likability in relation to electability. Check it out!

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Trump has almost secured the nomination

Jen comments on the gender gap and sexist remarks that have been made by Donald Trump.

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Is Hillary Clinton ‘Likable Enough’?

Jen comments on Hillary Clinton's approval ratings.

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Making the Case Against Donald Trump

Jen comments on the potential strategies of Donald Trump's campaign efforts over the next few months.

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Why Donald Trump Is Targeting ‘Security Moms’

Jen comments on whether or not Donald Trump's 'Security Mom' targeting strategy will be successful.

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The (Not So Secret) History Of Sexist Political Campaign Buttons

Jen comments on the use of sexist political campaign buttons.

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Women Look To Make History In 2016 Senate Races

Jen comments on whether or not we should expect a greater number of women in the Senate election cycle.

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Expanding the Political Pipeline for Women Candidates

Jen comments on the potential responses of women when they are encouraged to run for office.

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Hillary Clinton, no fan of 'Bernie Bros,' could use their energy vs. Trump

Jen comments on how social media can allow people to behave badly when discussing politics.

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Could Gender Be The Decisive Factor In A Trump-Clinton Matchup?

Jen comments on the gender gap and the "woman card" in the presidential race.

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We Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

Jen comments on Hillary Clinton's potential strategies for running against Donald Trump in the presidential race.

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Sanders scales back White House campaign as Clinton cruises

Jen comments on whether or not Bernie Sanders' supporters would support Hillary Clinton in the presidential election.

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Ted Cruz makes early vice presidential pick

Jen comments on the likelihood of female Trump supporters to shift their support to Ted Cruz.

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Fiorina just a pawn in cynical game Cruz won't win

Jen's recent op-ed about Ted Cruz's announcement on choosing Carly Fiorina as his running mate.

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3 Things To Know About The 'Woman Card' In The 2016 Election

Jen comments on the possibility of a wider gender gap in the presidential election.

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What do voters want? Maryland race pits job experience vs. life experience

Jen comments on the ability of some candidates to consider diversity and inclusion when running for office.

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Want more women to run for president? You have to ask first.

Jen comments on how women and men evaluate their qualifications when they consider running for office.

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After the Election: Will the Next President Be Able to Get Anything Done?

Jen assesses the governing prospects of four presidential candidates.

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Why Bernie Sanders Faces a Trap at the Democratic Debate

Jen responds to how some presidential candidates and the media have been more attentive to gender dynamics in the presidential election.

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Thinking They’re ‘Unqualified’ Is A Big Reason More Women Don’t Run For Office

In "Why Don't Women Run for Office?", findings show that men are twice as likely as women to say that they are qualified to run for office.

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Sanders and Cruz Win Wisconsin, Extending Their Campaigns

Jen states that the Republican candidate does not necessarily need to win the majority of the female voice, but they need to make the gender gap smaller.

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Donald Trump doomed against Hillary Clinton as gender gap becomes abyss, polls show

Jen comments on whether or not Donald Trump has the ability to decrease the gender gap in light of his sexist rhetoric.

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An Office of Her Own: Female Lawmakers Defy Hurdles in Quest to Govern

Jen examines the reasons why women only comprise 19 percent of Congress going into the 2016 presidential elections.

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Donald Trump's most recent attacks on women point to a history of misogyny

Jen comments on Donald Trump's ability to wint he ballots of female voters.

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2016 Won't Beat Many Records for Women in the Senate

Jen comments on whether or not there is a downside to running for office during a presidential election year.

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The Ladies and the Trump

Jen comments on the increasing gender gap in the presidential race.

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What some men have against Hillary Clinton

In a recent analysis, Jen finds what influences some men's perceptions of Hillary Clinton.

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Does Hillary Clinton's gender hurt her among male voters? Political scientists weigh in.

Jen comments on how party identification and gender influence voting decisions.

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The League of Men Voters

Jen comments on the ways in which gender can influence political power.

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Donald Trump's gender gap no worse than Ted Cruz's: Expert

Jen comments on whether or not the gender gap looks differently for presidential Republican front-runners Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

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Does Donald Trump have a problem with women?

Jen comments as to why some voters give "a pass" to Donald Trump's rhetoric on women.

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Sharp exchanges between Bernie and Hillary spark gender politics controversy

Jen comments on whether or not Bernie Sanders was sexist in the last debate.

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Hillary Clinton needs the same coalition that propelled Obama to victory in 2008 and 2012

Jen comments on the stagnation of women's representation in the United States and how gender plays a role in Secretary Hillary Clinton's campaign.

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After A Likely Not-So-Super Tuesday, Rubio's Future May Rest on Florida

Jen comments on Senator Marco Rubio's ability to continue in the Republican race.

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Frustrated Female Senators Say Clinton Is Victim of Sexism

Jen comments on criticisms of Hillary Clinton's voice and whether there's a double standard in how she's been treated.

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How Hillary Clinton Is Trying to Avoid Being 'Shrill'

Jen comments on the perception of Clinton's and Sanders' "yelling."

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The Bros Who Love Bernie Sanders Have Become a Sexist Mob

Jen comments on the sexist comments of some of Bernie Sanders' supporters.

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Trump Vs. Megyn Kelly: Does the Donald Have a 'Woman Problem?'

Jen comments on Donald Trump's contentious remarks.

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'We Love You!' Conservative Women Turn Blind Eye to Donald Trump's Slurs

Jen comments on Donald Trump's controversial rhetoric.

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List: 5 Obstacles that Could Stop a Clinton Nomination; Emails, Benghazi, and Biden

Jen comments on Hillary Clinton's likelihood to be the Democratic presidential nominee.

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How Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump's Pregnancies Play into Their Parents' Presidential Campaigns

Jen comments on the politicization of family ties for presidential candidates.

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Hillary Clinton Says Women Leaders Are Better Listeners. Research Backs Her Up

Jen's research on how women politicians tend to vote along partisan lines was used in an article highlighting leadership characteristics.

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Is Hillary Clinton "likable enough"? Science Has an Answer.

Jen comments on how voter perceptions of character traits differ for male and female political candidates.

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Behind Trump's Strong New Push to Attack Clinton as 'Weak'

Jen comments on why people perceive Hillary Clinton as older than she is for an article examining the ages of various presidential candidates.

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Divided It Stands: The Year Ahead in American Politics

Jen and James Thurber comment on how different candidates will fare with voters in the upcoming primaries and the 2016 presidential election.

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Provocation, Vitriol are Trump's Strategies, Analysts Say

Jen comments on how Donald Trump's strategy of connecting immigration with national security may play out with voters.

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Could Donald Trump Win the GOP Nomination?

Jen comments on voter turnout and the likelihood of a Donald Trump nomination.

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Does Hillary Clinton Have the Women's Vote Locked Up?

Jen comments on why Hillary Clinton is so polarizing to voters.

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Could National Security Make 2016 Tougher for Women Candidates?

Jen comments on whether female candidates are less likely to be viewed as credible on national security issues.

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Ted Cruz's Biggest Political Asset This Campaign Season May Be His Wife

Jen discusses whether Heidi Cruz makes her husband more palatable to voters.

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Bernie Sanders Lightens Up

Jen comments on Bernie Sanders showing his softer side.

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Clinton Puts Gender Front and Center

Jen comments on Clinton's references to gender in the recent debate.

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Why Biden is Smart to Sit out First Democratic Debate

Jen comments on Biden's decision to hold out on his commitment to run for president.

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Resurgent Clinton Looks for Knockout in Prime-Time Debate

Jen comments on the upcoming debate.

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Hillary Clinton's Challenge: Sexism or 'Clinton-ism'?

Jen comments on attitudes toward Hillary Clinton.

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Emails to Hound Clinton for Months

Jen comments on emails, trustworthiness, and conservatives throwing lots of stuff against the wall.

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The Republican presidential field's tricky Carly Fiorina problem

Jen comments on how male candidates can't look like they're bullying Carly Fiorina, but Fiorina needs to look like she's capable of being bullied.

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How anxiety about terrorism impacts female candidates in elections

Jen discusses gender stereotypes, the role they play in campaigns, and how they have evolved post-9/11.

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Hillary Clinton’s woman problem, explained

Jen comments on Hillary Clinton's support among female voters.

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Clinton and Bush Turn to TV to Show Softer Sides

Jen comments on the way candidates convey to voters that they're empathetic and relatable.

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Is insulting women's looks the same as mocking Trump's hair?

Jen comments on what Donald Trump had to say about Carly Fiorina's appearance. His comments were definitely not presidential, but as an equal-opportunity-below-the-belt-hitting-bully, Trump's words might not actually be sexist.

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Do members of Congress take vacation time to campaign?

Jen comments on how the candidates continue to do their jobs while campaigning.

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