Mark your calendars for 2121: that’s the year when women may finally achieve equal representation in the United States’ leading legislative body, according to a new study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.
The think tank estimated in its May report that it would take over a century before women made up 50 percent of Congress (they currently make up 20 percent).
“We can’t wait 107 years to ensure women’s voices are equally represented in the halls of government,” wrote Marni Allen, the Executive Director of the group Political Parity, in response to the study, called “Shifting Gears: How Women Navigate the Road to Higher Office.”
Allen attributed slow progress on a “lack of access to well-resourced networks” for women, as well as “hyperpartisanship” and “lack of diversity among current officeholders.”
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