Why Women’s Representation May Suffer When Hillary Clinton is Attacked as ‘Ambitious’ and ‘Unqualified’

Jill Greenlee, Mirya Holman, and Rachel VanSickle-Ward, Washington Post – April 10, 2016

Scuffles like these are highly unlikely to change the overall trajectory of the race, but they are troubling for this key reason: Attacks on female candidates as being “ambitious” or “unqualified” are exactly the reason that so many qualified women don’t run for political office in the first place.

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