Women in Congress tend to stand up for women's issues, but Michele Swers of Georgetown University and Lara Brown of George Washington University explain there is a lot more that goes into the legislation they choose to support. (The Washington Post)

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.