#GoodRead | Almost 1 in 5 Congress Members Are Women. Here's How Other Jobs Compare

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"Almost 1 in 5 Congress Members Are Women. Here's How Other Jobs Compare":

That slow creep into presidential campaigns reflects a larger trend: Women make up a bigger share of national and state lawmakers than ever, and yet the share of women in major political positions remains disproportionately low. Women make up around 19 percent of all members of Congress and less than 25 percent of all state legislators. They also make up six of the nation's 50 governors, or 12 percent.

For comparison, here's how that stacks up to a selection of other jobs in America.

Read Danielle Kurtzleben's full article at NPR here…