A Productive Look is a blog by Jas Johl, a women's policy expert with a degree in Comparative Social Policy from Oxford University and a passion to share ideas about women's policy advances.

When American women run for office, they win at about the same rate as men

When American women run for office, they win at about the same rate as men

"Barbara Burrell presents a comprehensive comparative examination of men's and women’s candidacies for the U.S. House of Representatives in elections from 1994 through 2012. Analyzing extensive data sets on all major party candidates for 10 elections—covering candidate status, party affiliation, fund-raising, candidate background variables, votes obtained, and success rates for both primary and general elections—Burrell finds little evidence of categorical discrimination against women candidates. Women compete equally with men and often outpace them in raising money, gaining interest group and political party support, and winning elections."

 

Read a review of the book, here.

When did astrology become our irrationality of choice?

When did astrology become our irrationality of choice?

The Exhausting Emotional Labor That Goes Into Being a A Woman

The Exhausting Emotional Labor That Goes Into Being a A Woman