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Episode 3

Likeability bias hurts women in politics—but this might be changing

Featuring: Kate Zernike (New York Times), Erin Loos Cutraro (She Should Run), Karen Finney, Katie Packer Beeson

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About this Episode

Ever heard someone say “I just don’t like her” about a woman running for office? So many of us judge women candidates more harshly than we judge men—and it’s driven by something called likeability bias (or the likeability penalty). On this episode of Tilted, you’ll hear directly from women who work in politics how this bias has played out in the past and why it might be changing for the hundreds of women running for office this year.