In my latest blog post for MORE Magazine, I look at the record number of women elected to Congress in the 2012 election — but also give a warning:
Admittedly, it’s not as if the women in Congress will be running the place. In that body’s entire history, just 27 women have chaired committees, which is where the real power lies. In our most current Congress, the 112th, only one woman, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), chaired a committee (Foreign Affairs). That’s right, just one.
Read the entire essay here — the good, bad and still-to-be-done about women in politics.
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