Why aren't more women in office? Government gridlock, negative campaigns, inadequate funding, family responsibilities, roadblocks to powerful endorsers, & career timing all have a role.
Often, men are perfectly fine with the ways things are & electing women are not hug on their agenda. Negative campaigning is a way of life for most male politicians & their support teams and may even stem from other women who are threatened by the unfamiliar. Some go so far as to influence endorsers not to support women so as to maintain the political male domination. Women usually campaign with less money than their male counterparts because asking for money for themselves is outside their comfort zone. Family and career obligations also impact women's decisions & the outcome of their races.
More women, esp minority women, would be in office in more women, esp minority women would stop tolerating the status quo. You cannot change was is tolerable to you. Ignite change by saying no to what is...
In the meanwhile, I will continue to be ME, regardless of what 'they' do or say. Ma Salaama.