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Think women have an advantage in politics? Think again.

Hillary Clinton speaks in Louisville.
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We'd like to believe that women, after all of these years, are treated equally in politics, but, as we know, that's not always the case.

A recent Detroit News column by writer Laura Berman has some examples of what she calls "a continuing snark campaign" that happens when women candidates run.

Berman’s column is titled "Candidate might dispute notion that it helps to be female." She talks about how women candidates are often subtly undermined.

“The day after Debbie Dingell won the primary election all the interviews were about John Dingell … It’s brought up again and again, 'Is she going to be in the same commercial with her husband?' And, [questions about] what his role is going to be … That’s just strange,” says Berman.

State Senator Rebekah Warren is from the Michigan's 18th District, Ann Arbor.

Warren says the state needs more women representatives. She says women are critical to good governance and essential when it comes to getting things done.

“There are big issues facing Michigan right now, including how we are going to fix the roads, bridges and critical infrastructures. We’ve been trying to figure this out for a long time. Let’s put more women around that table and try to get that done,” says Warren.

* Listen to the full  interview on Stateside above.

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