Women are severely underrepresented in political office in the United States. And, interestingly, the best available evidence indicates that women who secure a major party nomination for elective office don’t face any unique disadvantages. Instead, we have few women in elected office because they don’t run as often largely because of structural barriers and also simply because party leaders are disinclined to recruit women to run.
Part of the solution is the She Should Run campaign (via Nicholas Beaudrot) run by the Women’s Campaign Forum. The idea is to suggest a woman who you think the WCF should ask to run. It’s a good idea.