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?
“Race / Ethnicity, Number, Percentage of U.S. population
Native Americans or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
Some other race
Two or more races
Not Hispanic nor Latino
Non-Hispanic White or European American
Non-Hispanic Black or African American
Non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
Non-Hispanic some other race
Non-Hispanic two or more races
Hispanic or Latino
White or European American Hispanic
Black or African American Hispanic
American Indian or Alaska Native Hispanic
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander Hispanic
Some other race Hispanic
Two or more races Hispanic
Rwanda, Cuba, Sweden, Finland, and South Africa have the smallest gender gap where American government is among the worst.
8. South Africa
25. New Zealand
40. South Sudan
45. Canada (tied)
57. United Kingdom
62. Bosnia and Herzegovina
76. United Arab Emirates
80. United States of America”