The year 1992 was known as “the year of the woman” because so many female senators were elected to Congress. How many women won seats that year? Only 7. Crazy, right?
Sure, we could get bummed out that there aren’t 51 female senators out of 100 to accurately reflect the population of the United States (can you imagine? There would probably, at the very least, be fewer arguments on the Senate floor about birth control). But we’d be missing the point — we’ve come a very long way in a relatively short time.
Check out more stats on women in Congress in this awesome infographic from Nerdwallet: