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Women in the Club: Gender and Policy Making in the Senate

Michele L. Swers


In the run-up to the 2012 presidential election, Democrats and Republicans were locked in a fierce battle for the female vote. Democrats charged Republicans with waging a “war on women,” while Republicans countered that Democratic policies actually undermined women’s rights. The women of the Senate wielded particular power, planning press conferences, appearing on political programs, and taking to the Senate floor over gender-related issues such as workplace equality and reproductive rights. This book examines the impact of gender differences in the Senate, and explores how women are influenci ... More

Keywords: presidential election, Democrats, Republicans, female vote, war on women, Democratic policies, women’s rights, Senate, workplace equality, reproductive rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226022796
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226022963.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michele L. Swers, author