Learn All About Lady Leader Quotas


Sorry for the buzzkill, but we can’t honor International Women’s Day without thinking about how fucking far we still have to go in practically every department. (Related: this exists.)

Reuters has a great post on some of the various countries that have implemented voluntary or mandatory minimums for the percentage of women in government. There are pros and cons to gender quotas; critics say they delegitimize female politicians, while supporters say they’re absolutely necessary, given that only one in five parliamentarians worldwide are women.

Check out their explainer on how the different countries add up — visit the Quota Project, a global database of quotas for women, while you’re at it — and then let’s all move to Norway?


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