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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Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. Katie graduated from The Dalton School (where she teaches history) and Wesleyan University (where she learned that labels are for jars.) A director of Living Liberally and co-founder/performer in Laughing Liberally, Katie has performed at Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Culture Project, D.C. Comedy Festival, all five Netroots Nations, and The Nation Magazine Cruise, where she made Howard Dean laugh! and has appeared with Lizz Winstead, Markos Moulitsas, The Yes Men, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Hightower. Her writing and videos have appeared in The New York Times, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet and Katie has been featured in/on NY Magazine, LA Times, In These Times, Gawker,Jezebel, MSNBC, Air America, GritTV, the Alan Colmes Show, Sirius radio (which hung up on her once) and the National Review, which called Katie “cute and some what brainy.” Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, (Venice Film Festival, Sundance Channel); Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly (Havana Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival); was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers (Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, Film Forum); co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/itchbay/ Karen

    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. :)