Infographic: women represent

November 6, 2012 was truly historic. For the first time ever, the 20% of the United States Senate will be female. Of course, that’s far from the 50% that would mark a truly representative democracy. But here’s what it looks like.

Women Senators
Via: NerdWallet

Check out how female political leadership in the U.S. compares to female representation world-wide after the jump. You may be surprised.

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  1. Posted November 12, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    I forget how fortunate I’ve been out here in Sonoma County, CA, where I’ve had Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein representing me in the Senate, and Lynn Woolsey as my Congressperson (she’s retiring, being replaced by the wonderful Mike Thompson).

    Bravo for the rest of the women joining them in Washington, D.C. in January. :)

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