Women in politics still facing challenges not shared by men

Relentless social media attacks, an overwhelming workload, and heightened public scrutiny that disproportionately regards the missteps of female politicians as 'personal failings' and reflective of fundamental character flaws are some of the reasons women opt to stay away.

While the emergence of female provincial leaders such as Alberta Premier Rachel Notley shows progress, women who enter politics still face harsher treatment than their male colleagues, writes Nancy Peckford. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright


PUBLISHED : Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 12:00 AM

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