New Crop of Female Candidates Breaking the Rules on Gender in Politics

For women seeking political office, the unwritten rule is to play it safe and not call attention to your gender. But, the new wave of female candidates running for office are breaking the rules on gender in politics.

University of Hartford Communications Professor Rebecca Townsend and Linda Matys O’Connell of the League of Women Voters discuss why this change is happening and if western New England female candidates are following suit.