Female politicians to discuss barriers

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — Prominent female Massachusetts politicians are set to discuss barriers to women in politics.

Political careers for women, overcoming media stereotypes and fostering gender equity in Massachusetts state government will be among the issues discussed at by a panel Friday at the Boston College Law School.

U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark, former Massachusetts Gov. Jane Swift and two former Massachusetts lieutenant governors — Evelyn Murphy and Kerry Healey — will participate in the discussion at the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at the law school.

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