Because Twenty is More Than Zero

While members of Congress may not be the most laudable public figures (or the most productive), the ever-growing number of women elected is something to celebrate.  This year, the 113th Congress has 101 female members, 20% of the total Congressional population.  Twenty percent doesn’t sound like much, but considering that women have been serving in Congress – and voting, for that matter – for less than 100 years, I think that winning 20% of a notoriously male-dominated government is a victory worth celebrating.  The girls at Jezebel think so too; check out their fun 101 Facts About 100 Women of the House & Senate.

My favorite:
35. Frederica Wilson (D) FL Has a fucking incredible hat collection.Frederica Hats

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