From an episode of The Grapevine
Female Representation in Politics on The Grapevine
Andrea Carson is an incoming Associate Professor at La Trobe University. Her most recent study explored female representation in politics and the impact of unconscious bias. The study showed bias towards male candidates was rampant among conservative voters, many of whom didn’t believe gender equality was an issue in Australian politics. Kulja and Dylan spoke to Andrea about her study, why the Liberal party refuses to enforce gender quotas – despite Labor having done so years ago – and the impact of Australia being ranked fiftieth in the world when it comes to female representation in parliament.