U.S. Senator from New York Kirsten Elizabeth Gillibrand asked the internet to imagine “if half of Congress was women. If half of all mayors and governors were women. Imagine what could get done.” Her tweet instantly ignited heated discussion about gender diversity in politics, receiving 75,000 likes and 21,000 retweets, and all of this huge attention only proves that it’s a topic worth debating about.
Gillibrand – who is a Democrat – earned national recognition for fighting the Pentagon over how sexual assaults are handled by the US military. She also leads a project, called “Off the Sidelines” that supports women candidates across her country. Do you agree with the senator’s statement or not? Let us know in the comment section below!
Everything started with this tweet
To which Tyson Davis quickly responded
And it started escalating
But while some agreed on the original statement
Others did not
And a few commenters even thought that the whole discussion was meaningless
What do you think? Is Senator Gillibrand right?