analyzing life, media and culture at the intersection of the personal and the public, a blog by Laura Hodes
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Washington Post's Ruth Marcus on Why Fewer Women than Men Run for Political Office
Marcus writes in an interesting op-ed in the Washinton Post today that women impose their own glass ceilings. She cites a study that shows that far fewer women than men feel they are qualified to run for political office. She doesn't address why this is so: why do we impose limits on ourselves and our qualifications, why are women less "cocky" than men?