America From Scratch

Should the U.S. require half of its government to be female?

06/19/2018 | 9m 23s

Women make up about half of the U.S. population. But Congress is only 20 percent women, and the U.S. lags behind more than 100 other countries when it comes to gender parity in government. Research has shown that women legislate differently, focusing on issues and proposing bills that male lawmakers typically don't.

Aired: 06/19/18

Rating: NR

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