This article points out that the Indiana Senate is now less than 20 percent female. Women make up 21 percent of the Indiana House of Representatives.
I think these numbers are a joke. How can we call ourselves a representative government if the makeup of government does not match the population? And it is not just women. Minorities are not well represented in the Indiana General Assembly either. I really hope this changes after the election.
The only good news this article brings is that the women who are in the legislature like Sen. Karen Tallian do not meet any barriers because they are women. Tallian says she cannot remember being discriminated against “because she’s a chick” in a long time. I’m glad that even though women are a minority in the legislature, they aren’t being treated as such.