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Women rule in Rwanda

It's terrible what had to happen to lead to this, but as of the September elections, 56% of the Rwandan parliament is female [WaPo], making it the first national legislature in the world with a female majority [Wiki]. (55% of the total population is currently female.) President Paul Kagame's post-genocide gov't, instituted rule that at least 30% of parliament had to be female, in the hope that women would not allow genocide to repeat. The women of Rwanda have far surpassed that.

The pessimist in me wonders how long it will last, but, in the meantime, the new female majority has been busy striking sexist laws off the books, going so far as to form a committee dedicated to poring through the law books to look for discriminatory laws to reform. Hopefully, the reform will be effective, and a new generation of both women and men will get used to the idea of women with power.

(As for my pessimism, consider how quickly women reverted to traditional roles in the US after WWII, though this is pretty different of course.)

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