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Let's Stop Celebrating the 'Record' Number of Women in Congress

Jessica Levinson | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

There are 535 people in Congress total. Simple math tells us that that less than 19 percent of our representatives are women. Women account for slightly more than 50 percent of the population of the United States. By any stretch of the imagination women are still woefully underrepresented.