Girls Are Being Socialized To Count Themselves Out Of Politics Study Finds
What do you want to be when you grow up?
According to a new study, young girls aren’t very likely to say a politician. In fact, most don’t picture a politician as being a woman at all, even when tasked with drawing the picture themselves. The report’s findings point towards that perception solidifying at a very young age, and only worsening over time. The opposite was found to be true for boys.
The research, published earlier this month in the American Political Science Review, draws on four years of study to shed new light on the theory of “gendered political socialization.” To…