- A new report from Representation2020, an organization advocating for women’s representation in politics, has found that just one state is doing well enough to merit an “A” rating in gender parity: New Hampshire.
- To determine New Hampshire’s standing, researchers used a “gender parity index,” a system that awards points to states based on how many women hold office in U.S. Congress, state executive positions, the state legislature and local government.
- New Hampshire was the first state to elect an all-female congressional delegation, with women currently occupying all four of its seats in the U.S. Senate and House.
- According to the same system, Washington followed close behind New Hampshire with a “B” ranking. Fifteen states received a “C,” 29 received a “D” and four — Louisiana, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Mississippi — were awarded an “F.” Read more (5/10/17)
Please explain what the patriarchy is because I am at least 100% sure it's not real