Barbara Palmer, a political science professor at BW and co-author of Women & Congressional Elections: A Century of Change, was invited to speak on Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) to talk about the impact of women in the Senate.
Palmer tells MPR listeners that women bring a different perspective and agenda to Congress. She says that only 44 women have been in the Senate since its creation, and that 20 of those women serve now.
Female Senators have been receiving a lot of attention this year since they've played a large role in breaking government deadlocks and have championed the sexual assault initiatives in the National Defense Authorization Act.
The entire MPR discussion can be heard here.