What happens when women win elections

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, November 7, 2018
  • The 2018 midterms were huge for women candidates. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOThe 2018 midterms were historic for women candidates. A total of 273 candidates were on the ballot, representing both parties. But even with this influx of women, they’re still way underrepresented in the US government. And that underrepresentation has very real policy consequences. To learn more about how women approach policy differently check out these studies that were cited in the video: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/e...https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov...Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06oOr Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
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  • Vox

    Vox

     9 months ago +526

    Note: Ayanna Pressley from Massachusetts and Jahana Hayes from Connecticut are the first black women elected to congress from New England. We mistakenly left out Hayes. We regret the oversight.

  • Tom Boerstra

    Tom Boerstra

     9 months ago +4707

    It appears to me that this channel, or perhaps a large section of the American electorate, is more obsessed with candidates' characteristics, such as their sex and skin colour, rather than their merits. Identity politics get more coverage that I see, although not a U.S. citizen, than the media, talking about candidates' histories, education, and plans for the future.

  • Timesink

    Timesink

     9 months ago +1102

    "And eventually, a video like this won't even be necessary."
    Oh honey, it wasn't necessary today.

  • Patriots Defender

    Patriots Defender

     9 months ago +656

    I am not voting for someone, because of their gender, race, or age.
    I am voting for that person, because of their ideas/ beliefs.

  • DEO

    DEO

     9 months ago +663

    Women are under-represented in road construction crews. We must have more women in road construction crews otherwise the roads we have won't work anymore, and future roads will never get built. How did the entire transportation system get built the past several thousand years without women? I don't know. How did the U.S. interstate highway system get built over the last several decades without women? I don't know! But we need women to be represented in road construction crews. Did you know women are under-represented in plumbers and electricians and home construction crews? We need more women in all those fields if we are to have a functioning society.

  • The Supreme Pizza

    The Supreme Pizza

     9 months ago +741

    I don’t care if there’s a man, woman or hotdog in charge just as long as they are good at their job

  • PoDH

    PoDH

     9 months ago +1872

    I don't care about if it's a women, LGBT, black or white, young or old. I care about policies. Get money out of politics, Medicare for All, Raise tax for the rich, combating climate change, that's what I care.

  • temp_name_change_later

    temp_name_change_later

     9 months ago +186

    1:21 you said "less than 1%" but the screen said ">1%" which means "greater than 1%"

  • what am i doing with my life

    what am i doing with my life

     9 months ago +61

    I judge politicians on how well they do when in office, not their gender or skin color.

  • Paweł Piłat

    Paweł Piłat

     9 months ago +3

    Sooo you will be talking than about underrepresentation of disabled people?
    I think I can see where all US problems come from
    /s

  • Hilde

    Hilde

     9 months ago +9

    1:23 >1% means more than one percent

  • Non Serviam

    Non Serviam

     9 months ago +2092

    Here we go again with the identity-obsessed left prizing vaginas over actual competency. Just because women are not represented at exactly 50% does not prove something underhanded has occurred. In no society the world over will you find an exactly even distribution of women and men. It just does not happen. This magic 50% number can only be achieved by tyrannising the system, ousting people purely because of what's between their legs. And if that isn't sexism, I don't know what is.
    I'll be doing a video on this nonsense pretty soon...

  • Marlon  Moncrieffe

    Marlon Moncrieffe

     9 months ago +3

    What is your point with these stats?
    There are NO legal or even cultural barriers for women to run for office.
    If more women to run, more could be voted in.

  • xAlpaca Zeu

    xAlpaca Zeu

     9 months ago +4

    But we all know most care about money and not the people; promises made, but none made

  • MacKeeper

    MacKeeper

     9 months ago +14

    how about this crazy idea - a lot of women got voted in because a lot of them actually stood for progressive policies.

  • thevioletskull

    thevioletskull

     9 months ago +5

    I though it didn't matter if the politics where female,why is it such a big deal? I thought woman where equal to men?

  • Peyton Warren

    Peyton Warren

     9 months ago +3

    Ooh boy vox you sure brought out the alt-lite today
    inb4 identity politics and bashing affirmative action

  • Robert Yoshida

    Robert Yoshida

     9 months ago +1

    Keep it coming with these videos Vox, you're making a lot of people mad!

  • Mt. Tambora

    Mt. Tambora

     9 months ago +6

    Oh boy these comments are long

  • Vincent Kierkels

    Vincent Kierkels

     9 months ago +1

    Maybe LGBTQ+ people arn't all that interested in being politicians. I rather wan't good politician then physically diverse ones.
    Vox please, stay neutral.