It shouldn't be surprising that it took more than 200 years for Congress to select a female speaker of the House. The United States isn't exactly at the forefront when it comes to women in politics. Women make up a larger share of the national legislature in 79 other countries, including China, Cuba, North Korea and Vietnam, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, an association of national legislatures. The U.S. even trails a couple of fledgling democracies: Afghanistan and Iraq.
Hopefully with Nancy Pelosi we can finally begin the process of obtaining the same level of democratic representation as currently enjoyed in North Korea, Cuba, Afghanistan and Iraq. And to think I actually believed they didn't have glass ceilings in Cuba because of the embargo! Pshaw!
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