More women, better Congress?

October 21, 2013

The refrain that women are better at compromise, negotiation  and even legislating was everywhere in the wake of the Senate deal to avert government shutdown. But it prompted another question: Is the “more cooperative” angle a condescending one?

On Background guest-host Emily Heil and her guests addressed that in a Friday segment of the PostTV program. What do you think? Are women lawmakers better at compromise? And is that question too reductive? Weigh in by posting a comment below or Twitter using #Postback. 

Natalie Jennings is a Web producer for PostTV.
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