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It is impossible to deny the substantial progress women have recently made in government and politics. Over the course of the last 30 years alone, the number of women in Congress has more than tripled. . .

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A Year in Review

The Women & Politics Institute continued to make great strides to close the gender gap in 2014 and 2015. Whether it was election commentary in the fall of 2014 or the release of Jen's new book in the spring of 2015, there was seldom a quiet moment around the office. As 2016 begins, we offer you the chance to look back at some of our favorite moments of the past two years.

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WPI in the Media

Women politicians and honesty: why dual standard is disappearing

Jen comments on bad behavior of both male and female candidates.

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The Era of 'The Bitch' Is Coming

Jen comments on the types of attacks and criticisms Hillary Clinton faces.

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Why Aren't There More Women In Congress?

"The gender gap in political ambition isn’t shrinking," states Jennifer Lawless in this recent article. To find out more, click on the link below!

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Not With Her, But Not With Him: The Women of the *New* GOP

Jen comments on the importance of female candidates in elections.

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Think there’s a lot of gender bias in U.S. elections? Think again.

In this recent blog post, Jennifer Lawless and Danny Hayes talk about their new book, Women on the Run. Check it out!

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