“You Tweet Like a Girl!”

@article{Evans2016YouTL,
  title={“You Tweet Like a Girl!”},
  author={Heather K. Evans and Jennifer Hayes Clark},
  journal={American Politics Research},
  year={2016},
  volume={44},
  pages={326 - 352}
}
We investigate the Twitter activity of all congressional candidates leading up to the 2012 U.S. House elections to assess whether there are significant differences in the tone and content of the tweets from male and female candidates. We argue that the electoral environment will have a significant effect over whether candidates engage in negative tweeting, address political issues, and discuss so-called “women’s issues” on Twitter. We find that gender has both a direct and contextual effect on… 

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