40% of Spain’s parliament are women — why can’t we do that in the U.S.?

Now that the final midterm tallies are almost all in, it looks like women will make up about 23%of the new Congress, up from 20% of the current one. Some have dubbed this another ‘year of the woman.’ After the last ‘year of the woman’ in 1992 when women doubled their numbers, from 5% to 10%, my 24-year-old self imagined that this was just the beginning of what would…