2. Gender and Politics<br />Women make up half of the world’s population<br />Hold just 19% of seats in the world’s 187 parliaments<br /><ul><li>The current situation in the U.S.
3. Women underrepresented in political decision making</li></ul>In the House, there are currently 360 men and 75 women. In the Senate, there are 17 women and 83 men. <br />Women face same double standard in politics as they do in educational institutions, social settings, and workplace<br />
4. <ul><li>Why don’t women dominate politics?
5. About 8 million more women than men are of voting age
6. Women who vote outnumber men who vote by 9 million
7. A good answer appears to be socialization</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Dominance is masculine; politics is a form of dominance; therefore, politics is masculine.
8. Perception imposes severe restraints on women’s recruitment, participation, and performance in politics.
9. The power of sex roles
10. Women are underrepresented in law and business, the careers of politicians.
11. Irregular hours to run for elective office incompatible with home life responsibilities
12. Women are also less likely to have a supportive spouse.
13. Men have been reluctant to bring women into decision-making roles or to regard them as viable candidates.</li></li></ul><li>