Modification of the last infographic. Congressladies + men = still a ways to go.
Source: Office of the Clerk
This is the most beautiful infographic I’ve ever seen. Paging I Love Charts!
Infographic #3: Geographic distribution of the Women of the 112th Congress
What up, California/Washington State/NY, ie all the places I’ve lived. (See the breakdown by name here.)
Infographic #2: Chromatic party breakdown in the House and Senate.
Disclaimer: I lost Oregon Democratic Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (special election, 2012). She’ll be up by Tuesday, probably in red.
Political portraiture doesn’t often feature women, so artist Emily Nemens decided to paint all 90+ female members of Congress — in watercolor. The result is 47 linear feet of women in power — and a stark display of uniform power suits, bouffant hair, and toothy smiles. Read more.
My new favorite Tumblr blog, brought to you by high school classmate Emily Nemens, who will post a watercolor portrait of each female member of the 112th Congress — roughly 94 — until the elections in November.
As she puts it:
I want to both honor the breadth and diversity of women in power, but also bring attention to certain disconcerting characteristics that emerge when taken as a whole: the rainbow of power suits, the big hair, the gaudy jewelry and toothy smiles — and the idea that they collectively are only 17% of Congress.
Above: Rep Judith Borg Biggert — Republican.