Research confirms that structural reforms - which complement current strategies - are one of the main reasons that so many countries are electing more women than the U.S.
Title IX leveled the playing field for girls and women in education and athletics while the Voting Rights Act addressed systems that disadvantaged people of color. Although we may not realize it, within the Republican and Democratic parties, gender quotas have become commonplace in a myriad of ways. For example, gender quotas are almost always used in selecting each party’s convention delegates. This is just one example of how we must address inequality by changing rules and laws in order to have a more representative system.