Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2021 Shanil Verjee
There is a long-standing assumption in feminist international relations theory that women are more peace-oriented than men, and that, therefore, if more women were put in positions of power, there would be less war. This paper explores whether this assumption holds true in the United States federal legislature by examining the voting and congressional records of women in Congress over time, in both the Republican and Democratic parties, and comparing them to the records of male members of Congress to determine whether women exhibit a significantly different legislative approach to war.
Verjee, Shanil, "The Softer Sex? Women Legislating War" (2021). CMC Senior Theses. 2654.