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3 2. , hard hat and agriculture), two typically "feminine" (education and grocery store), and two neutral settings (image, where the candidate appears with family and "man-on-the-street" setting with the candidate meeting voters). The candidates in the commercials were rated on a 7-point semantic differential scale consisting of 14 dichotomous adjective pairs. The subjects of the study were undergraduate students. 3. The masculine descriptors (assertive, forceful, self-sufficient, defends own beliefs, strong personality) and five feminine descriptors (warm, compassionate, sensitive to the needs of others, cheerful, and affectionate) were taken from the BSRI.
Women's Presence in Open Seat Primary Elections Creating a presence in open seat primary elections is critical if women are to expand their numbers in Congress. 4. Presence of Women Candidates in Open Seat Primaries, 1968-92 Yeara Number of Districts 1968 1970 1972 1974 1976 1978 1980 1982 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 37 70 55 51 50 56 41 58 27 45 33 35 75 Number of Women Candidates b Total 8 7 15 21 30 22 22 44 14 41 31 24 82 Dem. 5 4 10 10 24 13 12 22 4 30 20 18 57 Proportion of Women Candidates per Race Rep.
1984) concluded that while women were slightly disadvantaged in primaries without incumbents, primary elections were not serving to deny new women their party nomination for seats in state assemblies. S. House is rather limited, scholars have explored women's candidacies for public office in general. Studies of women's presence as legislative candidates at both the state and national level have shown that women tend to be a small minority of the nominees (even when only taking nonincumbents into account [Clark et al.
A Woman's Place Is in the House: Campaigning for Congress in the Feminist Era by Barbara Burrell