Smoke & Mirrors: The Truth About the Political Status of U.S. Women
by Paula Xanthopoulou
Women hold a measly 19.4% of seats in Congress, 240 years after independence from the British Empire. We are #96 (#116 counting ties) in the world for electing women. Why don’t our political parties establish voluntary quotas or rule changes, like so many other countries have done to accelerate the election of women? Have women become enablers of a national disgrace? Can we reach 30% by 2020?