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.

Palmer participated in the Hangout, along with She the People contributors Mary C. Curtis and Patricia Murphy.

Check back next week for the topic of the next Hangout and details on how you can join the discussion.