The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

by Yule Heibel on May 9, 2010

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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melanieb May 9, 2010 at 4:09 pm

16.8% of members of the U. S. Congress are women (2010).

This is among the lowest percentages in the Western world, if not the lowest. Our figure is about 25% and the Germans and Scandinavians are much higher. Also African-American women are much stronger in their community than white American women.

Generally, women in the US are worse off on those kind of leadership measures than in most Western countries.

melanieb May 10, 2010 at 1:55 am

Here’s the list:

Canada is 48th with 22%. The US is equal 73rd.

Yule May 23, 2010 at 9:39 pm

As I said in a comment to the response you left on Growing cities, Melanie, I’m totally disheartened by the status quo after catching a few of the recent Google IO presentations, which were wall-to-wall men. Sh*tty is the only word I can come up with for this.

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