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The midterms are pretty much locked in, and the celebratory confetti is already being swept from the floor. One of the major things we can take away from these elections is a large influx in female electees.
At least 101 women were elected to the House of Representatives, which is a new all-time high for their numbers in the House. Women almost broke their gubernatorial win record of 9 this election. One other remarkable stride was the increase in diversity for both the Senate and House with two Muslim women being elected to seats in congress.
What does the "pink wave", as they're calling it, mean for U.S. politics in the future? I found a good article from Time. One quote decently answers that question:
“Having extra women in these institutions makes just a little bit more cultural change in how things are done,” says Stephanie Schriock, president of Emily’s List, which works to elect pro-choice women Democrats. “Women get more bills passed, their bills have more cosponsorships than their male counterparts, women in general are more progressive.”
With that being said, do you think it's true? Will this large influx of female electees significantly shape U.S. politics in the years to come? I argue that it will. Perhaps the Government not being such a "boys club" will have a significant impact on legislation in the future.