She the People’s Melinda Henneberger hosted the first She the Peoople Google+ Hangout to discuss her column from Wednesday about the 20 best and worst congressional districts for female candidates.
From the column:
There are many reasons more women don’t run, including that they’re still less likely to come forward unless asked — and are less likely to be asked. They’re more put off by the possible nastiness and by the certain loss of privacy. What I did not know, though, is that incumbency doesn’t protect women in quite the same way it does men, according to “Women & Congressional Elections: A Century of Change,’’ by Barbara Palmer, of Baldwin-Wallace College and Dennis Simon of Southern Methodist University.
Check back next week for the topic of the next Hangout and details on how you can join the discussion.