The World Economic Forum in Davos gave a rare platform to women’s rights on Wednesday – when South Africa’s Desmond Tutu said it was time for women around the world to start their own “revolution.” Tutu addressed the world’s political and financial elite – most of whom are men – telling them, “Let us realign forces, let us ensure that women have a significant part in the decision-making process… What we need is a revolution led by women.
I think women ought to be saying to us men: ‘You have made a mess, just get out and let us in’.” Tutu makes a fair point – especially in the United States, which ranks 71st in the world when it comes to female representation in government. Despite making up half the population of the country – women only make up 17% of our government. To put that in perspective – we rank 35 places below Iraq. Time to bring more women to Washington, DC.