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Making the Political Personal: A Challenge for Young Women

  • Shauna Shames (a1)
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There are many good reasons why we still need a women's movement in this country. Here I shall focus on just one: I argue that we need a women's movement to recruit and support women as candidates for public office.

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Politics & Gender
  • ISSN: 1743-923X
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