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Study: Female Politicians Are Stereotyped, But Not as Women
Yahoo! News / The Atlantic Wire ^ | June 10, 2013 | Brian Resnick, National Journal

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 role—governor 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....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; Polls; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: hillary; palin

1 posted on 06/10/2013 8:32:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think it’s pretty easy to describe Hitlery with one word descriptions. A few come to mind: bitch, treacherous, desperate, grabby, hag, despicable, .....


2 posted on 06/10/2013 8:45:53 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I heard a female radio news reporter yesterday say that the males in the military were being “flogged” by members of congress (then a Dem woman's voice was played) and later the reporter said the military members were “being stripped.” Not too much chick power by that reporter by using words such as flogged and stripped.
3 posted on 06/10/2013 8:54:15 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


4 posted on 06/10/2013 9:05:22 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


5 posted on 06/10/2013 9:05:57 PM PDT by ansel12 (Social liberalism/libertarianism, empowers, creates and imports, and breeds, economic liberals.)
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To: Rembrandt

You forgot just plain old butt ugly!


6 posted on 06/10/2013 9:06:05 PM PDT by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is a very ugly Dem congresswoman, looks a little like Moe from the Three Stooges....


7 posted on 06/10/2013 9:38:05 PM PDT by Viennacon (Universalist Unitarian Church - It's like the DNC, except with more booing of God)
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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)

8 posted on 06/10/2013 9:45:39 PM PDT by llevrok (Joe Biden is the Fredo Corleone of the Obama crime family.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Female Politicians Are Stereotyped, But Not as Women”

Cankles?


9 posted on 06/10/2013 10:00:58 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: llevrok

Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut. That was the one.


10 posted on 06/10/2013 10:07:46 PM PDT by Viennacon (Universalist Unitarian Church - It's like the DNC, except with more booing of God)
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To: Viennacon
If you look her up on Google or Bing, then look at this guy (Exidor) from Mork and Mindy. Strong family resemblance


11 posted on 06/10/2013 10:57:31 PM PDT by llevrok (Joe Biden is the Fredo Corleone of the Obama crime family.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Michelle Obama's Armpits photo michelle-obamas-armpits.gif

They are trying to remake another female for 2016... putting lipstick on that tired old pig and trotting it out again...


12 posted on 06/11/2013 2:07:29 AM PDT by Bon mots
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