Relevant to gender representation in the LP

40) Bias vs. women in politics? History suggests otherwise
Fox News
by John R. Lott, Jr.

"Are women really discriminated against in politics? Sen. Hillary
Clinton surely thinks so. Indeed, she believes this year's
presidential campaign has shown that sexism limits women's influence
in politics. She claimed last week that 'every poll I've seen shows
more people would be reluctant to vote for a woman [than] to vote for
an African American.' It's possible that Democrats are particularly
sexist, but with women making up the majority of voters, one would
think that politicians were ignoring women at their own peril. ... But
whatever difficulties Clinton might be having, it seems that the
policies adopted are much more important than who puts them into
action, and the evidence indicates that women have long gotten their
way. Academics have for some time pondered why the government started
growing precisely when it did." [editor's note: This is the yin to the
prior piece's yang - SAT] (05/26/08),2933,358179,00.html