Monday, November 01, 2010

Women make up 50% of the US population but only 17% of Congress

In light of the upcoming elections I've been pondering something. Women make up an estimated 50.7% of this nation's population but their representation in Congress is a mere 17%. Why is that? Why are there not more women in the US Congress?  Surely there are qualified women in this country who can beat the incumbent males, no?

So the question is...why? Why aren't there more women? What prevents us from running for Congress?

Think about it, half the population of this country is terribly underrepresented in Congress--the people's seat! Now what are we going to do about it? 

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