February 26, 2014
“Of particular note is how poorly the U.S. compares to Sweden in category three, political empowerment, which looks at the number of women holding political office and the number of female heads of state over the past 50 years. In this category, the U.S. received a pathetic score of 0.1593. Sweden put us to shame with a score of 0.4976. The reason is that we have so few women in legislative and ministerial positions compared to our Scandinavian counterpart.”
Read more of this story by Rachel Kleinman for PolicyMic here.