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  1. The conclusion of Chapter 8 of Women and Elective Office: Past, Present, and Future 3rd edition, is very insightful about the effect of gender stereotypes on serving senators
  2. In February 12, 2015, Patrick Leahy released a press statement highlighting the progress which the CIDER Act bill, which he and his colleague from New York, Senator Charles Schumer, presented in Senate in 2003, was making
  3. Baldwin has issued a series of press releases since the beginning of February touching on national policy issues
  4. The series of press releases that Leahy has issued since the beginning of this month show his focus on endearing himself to his voters
  5. Comparing the two senators regarding their press releases on Authorization of the Use of Military Force against ISIL confirms the notion that male senators do not express their stances as clearly as their women counterparts

The conclusion of Chapter 8 of Women and Elective Office: Past, Present, and Future 3rd edition, is very insightful about the effect of gender stereotypes on serving senators. Remarkably, voters are driven by stereotypes to perceive women senators as caring, honest, and highly competent on health-care matters as compared to their male competitors. On the contrary, male senators are usually considered as less caring hence they strive to explicitly seek recognition for any positive legislative successes that could benefit the electorate.

[...] Arguably, not all the press releases made by male senators are aimed at drawing compassion from the electorate and some press releases made by female senators also highlight their caring nature. However, men tend to be more direct in their expression of a caring attitude and they produce more press releases where they show what they are doing to directly benefit their electorate. Ironically, gender stereotyping has liberated women in senatorial positions to take positions on controversial issues and serve the nation as a whole in a way that men cannot afford. [...]


[...] The series of press releases that Leahy has issued since the beginning of this month show his focus on endearing himself to his voters. In a press release that Leahy made on February it is certain that he capitalizes on his position as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Agricultural Committee to do likeable things for the electorate in his backyard. In this case, he was in support of a bicameral drive to safeguard U.S. dairy farmers and cheese producers against a treaty proposed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). [...]


[...] Student's Name Professors Name Course: Date: Comparison of Press releases by Senator Patrick Leahy and Senator Tammy Baldwin The conclusion of Chapter 8 of Women and Elective Office: Past, Present, and Future 3rd edition, is very insightful about the effect of gender stereotypes on serving senators. Remarkably, voters are driven by stereotypes to perceive women senators as caring, honest, and highly competent on health-care matters as compared to their male competitors. On the contrary, male senators are usually considered as less caring hence they strive to explicitly seek recognition for any positive legislative successes that could benefit the electorate. [...]

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