In These Times is featuring a new piece by Erika Falk, which was adapted from her book Women for President: Media Bias in Eight Campaigns.

“Despite striking advances over the last century in women’s social and political rights, and in attitudes about women in politics, press coverage of women candidates is not much better today than it was in 1872. The most significant consequence of this is not that, should a woman run, the press would make it less likely for her to win. Rather, the real problem is that such press coverage may make women less likely to run.”

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