We now have 15% more women in Congress than we had the last session, and 23.7% of Congress is now female.
We’re most definitely headed in the right direction, but we must admit that we’re still not where we need to be.
Pew Research Center conducted a survey that found that 59% of people think that there are too few women in high political offices, and, expectedly, women were more likely to feel that way.
However, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, and the best way to see just how little women are involved in politics is to see how the world would look like without men.
Elle UK photoshopped men out of political photos for their #MoreWomen campaign in order to see what the world would look like if men weren’t in the picture (quite literally), and the point of the campaign was to “celebrate the global power of women’s collectives in a playful and engaging way”.
Check out the shocking photos below: