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Addressing equality in America head on: Gender gap

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The ratio of females to males in the US population is about 50:50, often with females having a slight edge over males in numbers. According to a report by the Daily Kos a couple of years ago, the US ranked #80 on a list of “Percentage of women in government.” Now, consider the notion of equality with respect to this condition. Doesn’t it make sense that there should be equal representation among men and women in a democratic republic like the USA? If you agree, would it not make sense that the US Constitution be amended to say that for every member in the US House of Representatives, and for every Senator, there should be one male and one female incumbent? That would double the number of Congressional representatives and Senators, but it would ensure parity among men and women.

As for other demographic considerations regarding race and ethnicity, let the chips fall where they naturally lie. That is, men and women from respective States and Districts would be elected as citizens there see fit. However, one thing would be certain, the gender gap between men and women would end at once.

As we approach Election 2016, ask candidates if they believe the gender gap should be closed. If so, how should that happen? If not, why not?

American Demographics

“Race / Ethnicity, Number, Percentage of U.S. population

Americans
308,745,538
100.0 %
White American
223,553,265
72.4 %
African American
38,929,319
12.6 %
Asian American
14,674,252
4.8 %
Native Americans or Alaska Native
2,932,248
0.9 %
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
540,013
0.2 %
Some other race
19,107,368
6.2 %
Two or more races
9,009,073
2.9 %
Not Hispanic nor Latino
258,267,944
83.6 %
Non-Hispanic White or European American
196,817,552
63.7 %
Non-Hispanic Black or African American
37,685,848
12.2 %
Non-Hispanic Asian
14,465,124
4.7 %
Non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native
2,247,098
0.7 %
Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
481,576
0.2 %
Non-Hispanic some other race
604,265
0.2 %
Non-Hispanic two or more races
5,966,481
1.9 %
Hispanic or Latino
50,477,594
16.4 %
White or European American Hispanic
26,735,713
8.7 %
Black or African American Hispanic
1,243,471
0.4 %
American Indian or Alaska Native Hispanic
685,150
0.2 %
Asian Hispanic
209,128
0.1 %
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander Hispanic
58,437
0.0 %
Some other race Hispanic
18,503,103
6.0 %
Two or more races Hispanic
3,042,592
1.0 %
Total
308,745,538
100.0%”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_the_United_States

Gender Gap

Rwanda, Cuba, Sweden, Finland, and South Africa have the smallest gender gap where American government is among the worst.

“1. Rwanda
3. Cuba
4. Sweden
7. Finland
8. South Africa
9. Netherlands
10. Nicaragua
11. Iceland
12. Norway
14. Denmark
16. Angola
17. Belgium
18. Argentina
19. Spain
20. Uganda
22. Germany
23. Serbia
25. New Zealand
27. Algeria
31. Burundi
36. Ethiopia
37. Afghanistan
38. France
39. Tunisia
40. South Sudan
43. Iraq
45. Australia
45. Canada (tied)
46. Sudan
47. Vietnam
48. Kazakhstan
57. United Kingdom
59. Eritrea
62. Bosnia and Herzegovina
63. China
66. Cambodia
67. Israel
76. United Arab Emirates
80. United States of America”

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/27/1137274/-The-Gender-Gap-Percentage-of-Women-in-Government-Worldwide-We-re-Number-One-Right-Not-So-Much

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