Jill at Feministe brings us this study in contrasts.
What a difference an administration makes. While the argument can be made that increased female representation in the US Senate and House will not necessarily lead to increased women’s rights (two words: Michele Bachman), it is important to increase our ranks – the four female Republican senators all voted for the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Chances are good that female lawmakers have personally experienced sexism in the workplace, regardless of party affiliation. We need more women who’ve been there (wherever “there” is) to represent us in the halls of power.