Gender and Politics in the media

Study: GOP Congresswomen Look Twice as Feminine, Canada: Poll shows women not relating to Liberals

BALDREY: Poll shows women not relating to Liberals North Shore News A huge gender gap has developed on the political scene. That Ipsos-Reid poll showed the NDP has a 33-point lead over the B.C. Liberals when it comes to the voting intention of decided women voters. This is a staggering gap: 54 per cent of decided female voters back the NDP; a paltry 24 per cent of women support the B.C. Liberals. There is some rich irony here, of course. It was the NDP who unceremoniously dumped a woman as its leader in favour of a man, and it was the B.C. Liberals who chose a woman as its leader.

Study: Republican Congresswomen Look Twice as Feminine as Democrats The Atlantic That the correlation wasn’t seen in men allows them to expand on the role of gender in politics: political leadership, they suggest, “is a historically masculine endeavor, thus automatically conferring masculine characteristics on male politicians.”

Republican Women: Female GOP Politicians Look More Feminine … Huffington Post Republican congresswomen appear more “feminine” than their Democrat counterparts, according to a new study by UCLA psychology researchers. “Female politicians with stereotypically feminine facial features are more likely to be Republican than 

Why Do Female Republican House Members Look More Like Women? Science 2.0 The more conservative a female House of Representatives lawmaker is, the more likely she is to look like a woman, according to a UCLA analysis. Heteronormative gender bias, right? Stupid GOP likes 1950s stereotypes. Maybe. The GOP wears ties too, and it’s hard to know if President Obama even owns one. The UCLA psychologists were somewhat sure they could tell a book by its cover, and so they did.  They also found the opposite to be true: Female politicians with less feminine facial features were more likely to be Democrats, and the more liberal their voting record, the more mannish they looked.

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