Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Women and politics: Still the old boys club

This week being Presidents' Day, I have been reflecting on women in high places (in the US). Let's run the numbers:

Current - 0/1 Historical - 0/43
Current - o/1 Historical - 0/46
Supreme court justices:
Current - 2/9 Historical - 3/111
Current - 17/100 Historical - 38/>2000
Current - 75/435 Historical - 229/(who knows?)
Current - 6/50 Historical - 32/(?)

You've come a long way baby? There's still quite a ways to go.

Source for numbers: Wikipedia, Google, Observational data

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