Skip to comments.Study: Female Politicians Are Stereotyped, But Not as Women
Posted on 06/10/2013 8:32:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin and Hillary Rodham Clinton are not similar people. The people they appeal to, the way they dress, what they believe about politics and policy, could not be further away from one another. But they do have something in common: They're successful female politicians. (Yes, we can debate over how we define the term "successful" here. But at the very least, both were voted by a state's electorate to a prominent rolegovernor for Palin, senator for Clinton.)
But it's not so easy to conjure up an image of a female politician. While male leaders are easily labeled "ambitious," or "competitive," female leaders evade a consistent stereotype. Clinton and Palin might be an extreme illustration of this idea, but recent research suggests it's true of female politicians at large.
"Voters seem to be ambivalent towards female politicians and to have ill-defined ideas about what it means to be a female politician," write political scientists Monica C. Schneider and Angela L. Bos, in the latest issue of the Journal Political Psychology. "Despite gains in the percentage of politicians who are female, there may still not be enough women in office for voters to form a consensus of stereotypical qualities."
Take a look at their chart below; the differences are clear. While 93.5 percent of the study's participants described women as "feminine," only 45.1 percent used the same term to describe female politicians....
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I think it’s pretty easy to describe Hitlery with one word descriptions. A few come to mind: bitch, treacherous, desperate, grabby, hag, despicable, .....
When I vote for a pol, I’m hiring someone for a job. No more, no less. I (try) to hire the best person for the job. Vote correctly, and I’ll vote for that person. Vote wrongly, and I’ll vote to fire that person. It’s that simple.
Hillary was married to a president, and Governor Palin is a totally self made woman who’s interest in politics is to help her nation and her fellow countrymen and to advance Christian values in the role of political leader.
You forgot just plain old butt ugly!
There is a very ugly Dem congresswoman, looks a little like Moe from the Three Stooges....
so many to choose from there, Vienna. Some even look like Shemp (Patty Murray, sort of)
“Female Politicians Are Stereotyped, But Not as Women”
Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut. That was the one.
They are trying to remake another female for 2016... putting lipstick on that tired old pig and trotting it out again...
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