Equal Representation of Women in US Congress
Because there are only 103 women out of 541 people in our current 113th congress (including delegates). Women, who make up slightly over half of our population, are being represented by a mere 19% of congress.
Because only 16 out of the 103 women out of the 541 peopleare African American/Black women. That is 2.9% of congress representing 7.7% of the US population of Black/African American women.
Because only 9 out of the 103 women out of the 541 people are Hispanic or Latina. That is 1.6% of congress representing approximately 8.5% of the US population of Hispanic/Latina women.
Because only 7 out of the 103 women out of the 541 people are of Asian/Pacific Islander origin. That is 1.2% of congress representing approximately 3% of the US population of Asian/Pacific Islander women.
And because there are zero Native American women in congress.
I need feminism because women are not being represented fairly, and we deserve equal representation.