Women in the Senate:

  • 17 women in our 100 person Senate representing the female 52% of the U.S. population
  • Only 64 women in both houses of Congress
  • Women and the economy: we are more often heads of household and own a growing portion of small businesses
  • Fewer women run for office
  • Women’s issues discussed in recent and relevant legislation: Medicare (women live longer than men), head of household deductions, job creation (women are regaining jobs after the recession at a rate of 9% compared to 27% for men), healthcare coverage for women’s health issues

I’m not saying it’s not possible for an overwhelmingly male legislature to adequately advocate for and ensure women’s rights and needs, but I’m saying I’d feel better if we were repping ourselves. Is there a reason we shouldn’t be 52% of Congress?