Statistics on Male vs. Female lawmakers

The 2010 census showed that 51% of the American population is female, that is, women are the majority in our great nation.  The Center for American Women and Politics reports that 83% of our Federal lawmakers (i.e. the House and Senate) are men, and according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 76% of state lawmakers nationwide are men.  The National Journal reports that in 2011, 68% of the "congressional staffers who hold the key posts in the legislative leadership offices and the committees" are men (note that in Democratic positions, 62% are men, while Republicans have a 73% majority).  By some estimates, only 1/3 of the Washington lobbyists are women.  In other words, men are overwhelmingly representing a female population. 

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