The Case For Congressional Gender Quotas

On the evening of November 8th, 2016, Hillary Clinton conceded to Donald Trump, ending her campaign for the office of President of the United States. Millions of women looked on as Clinton made strides toward gender equality, instilling the hope that there soon might be a female President of the United States. Conversations about feminism in the United States were stirring, stimulated by a variety of celebrities and public figures in the preceding few years. Singer Beyoncé Knowles made her famous statement at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, plastering the word “feminist” behind her as she sang “Flawless,” a song featuring samples from the work of Nigerian writer and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

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