There’s something particularly pernicious about how women politicians are singled out

Individual women who are elected should not have to internalize a feeling of vulnerability on the basis of a nefarious Facebook post, verbal threat, or other incident. They absolutely should not be left to deal with it on their own.

In a world where women remain a distinct minority in elected office, the death of Jo Cox, who was a passionate and outspoken advocate for the disadvantaged, in addition to being a mother of young children, is a devastating blow. Screen capture courtesy CNN

By NANCY PECKFORD

PUBLISHED : Monday, June 27, 2016 12:00 AM

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