Friday, February 03, 2006

Of Note

8% of the parliamentary seats won by Hamas in Palestine went to women. The percentage of women in the US Congress is about 14 for each house. I just found that interesting.

6 comments:

Andreas said...

That is interesting.
The winner in this particular competition is Rwanda with 49% followed by Sweden with 45%.
http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm

noodles said...

Even Afghanistan beat us with 27.3%. Pitiful.

Brendan said...

Now try looking for minority representation in the Congress. There are only two black Senators right now, and a total of 5 in all US history. There has never been a black women Senator in the United States.

RosemaryRuth said...

And yet, Condoleeza is actually reading this blog right now.

Van said...

Haha- you know it! Actually her deputy's deputy's deputy's deputy's fifth assistant will have this conversation on his desk by the end of next week and shortly thereafter route it to each of our individual files but no one will read through those for another three and a half years. Serious terrorists are probably only a few months ahead of us in the pile.

Brendan said...

she was too busy watching the Super Bowl