Episode 3: Women in Politics, A Shout or a Whisper?

On this episode of Ways & Means we look at how women gained a political voice in the U.S. and then - surprisingly - in some ways lost it. Guests include Pat Schroeder. Pat spent 24 years in the U.S. House.  Also, Duke Sanford Associate Professor Kristin Goss says women in the 1950s in some ways had more political influence than today.

  • Read an essay Pat Schroeder wrote about her experience in electoral politics.
  • Find out more about Kristin Goss' book
  • Watch this story about the role of women voters in the 2016 presidential contest. (Story features Kristin Goss.)

Music by David Schulman and Sound of Picture.