Democratic Senator Says Congress Should Be Fifty Percent Women, And People Lost It

Democratic Senator Says Congress Should Be Fifty Percent Women, And People Lost It

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Senator Kirsten Gilibrand, from New York, accidentally incited a Twitter war with her musings about a Congress that more accurately reflected the demographic of the people of the nation. Even though the population is roughly half female, women make up just a fraction of Congress and the House of Representatives.

Gilibrand wondered what things would be like if feminine representation were more accurate.

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She certainly got people talking.

Mike pointed out that nations we often look up to as "advanced" and "evolved" are already showing us what happens.

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Lance figures if it works for businesses, it might work for the nation.

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Chris figures we might as well just go all the way and see what happens.

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Pam has quite the prediction.

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Of course not everyone thinks things would be all sunshine and roses.

Could a whole country be personally victimized by Regina George? 

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Carrah doesn't think the question made much sense.

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But Evelyn thinks she missed the point.

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The argument soon turned to what kind of women we were talking about.

Irami thinks it's not enough that just "women" be mentioned, but those women must represent women of color as well.

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Jane isn't impressed with GOP women.

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Her comment lead to this exchange:

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And, of course, because there's always at least one; we have this guy.

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We don't know if Senator Gilibrand meant to incite a riot in the comments, but we're absolutely here for it.

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H/T: Twitter, Indy100

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