We Need a Lot More Women to Run for Congress - Desi Lydic Womansplains | The Daily Show

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  • Published on:  Monday, May 13, 2019
  • The number of women in Congress isn’t even close to being proportional to the population, so Desi Lydic looks at just a few of the reasons why.Watch Desi Lydic: Abroad Monday, May 13 on Comedy Central. Subscribe to The Daily Show:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwWh... Follow The Daily Show:Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDailyShowFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedailyshowInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedailyshowWatch full episodes of The Daily Show for free: http://www.cc.com/shows/the-daily-sho...Follow Comedy Central:Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComedyCentralFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ComedyCentralInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/comedycentralAbout The Daily Show:Trevor Noah and The World's Fakest News Team tackle the biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture.The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs weeknights at 11/10c on Comedy Central.
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  • blanket

     2 months ago

    people commenting about the necessity of choosing people based on their capabilities and not on gender are missing the point. nobody proposes to fill the jobs with random women from the street. the problem is that *men* are often chosen before women solely based on gender, even though their female colleagues may be just as capable, if not more.

  • Jace Cavacini

     1 months ago

    AAARGH that “argument” pisses me of SO MUCH. With the blinding incompetence being demonstrated by so many of the men currently in power (especially the old men in congress), that dude-bro “pick the most qualified candidate” argument is so fucking stupid as to make any man saying it automatically sound like a willful ignoramus (or a liar).The whole point is that women of equal or superior qualification aren’t being chosen.Again: look at the sheer fucking incompetence and lack of qualification of the...

  • nordac parallax

     1 months ago

    "Men are often chosen before women solely based on gender" do you have any sources proving your statement?

  • Star Cherry

     2 months ago

    All of this history is niceBut it only proves that America is advancing very slowlyFor goodness sakes, we don't even have paid family leave yet.It's shameful!

  • Hadrien Mayeux

     1 months ago

    @TheGrandy123 Don't lie........

  • just me

     2 months ago

    At least gay people are accepted for the most part now. That has changed radically just in the past 10 years. Thats a little bit of societal progress 🤷‍♀️ Now we just need to battle sexism and racism 🙁 just saw a breastfeeding emoji 🤱 take that you old republican fuckers!!!

  • AK

     2 months ago

    The shocking thing is that US one of the oldest democracies in world hasn't had a Female president till now! Even Islamic countries like Islamic republic of Pakistan have had female leaders!

  • Tom Mcfadden

     1 months ago

    Dr Gutowski ours is not a democracy. Ours is a Republic with a representative democracy. Which is why a candidate can win the popular vote, but loose the electoral college and thus end up losing the Presidency like Hillary.

  • Tom Mcfadden

     1 months ago

    42 jade oh do explain please.

  • Riki

     2 months ago

    This is primarily white women's history being spoken of as all women's history. While there is some intersection, there is so much more.. Such as black women fighting to ALSO be treated equally as human, race was a double factor.

  • Riki

     2 months ago

    @Lulu Matthewiosi I won't tolerate even a smidgen of it not being mentioned under any circumstance on this topic EVER AGAIN. We have tolerated too much. How dare you insult the feeling of thousands of us by calling this concern silly by wanting a mention?! We won't allow the disrespect. NO MORE! In EVERY circumstance, for those who are unaware, there is room to make mention that there were such differences. It is the RESPECTFUL thing to do for the BLOOD EQUITY American blacks have historically put int...

  • Lulu Matthewiosi

     2 months ago

    I'm sorry, but this is a four minute long video about the history of women in congress in the US and even mentions the first black women in congress as a milestone. The specific history of black women within politics is obviously an extremely relevant topic, but the critique is nonetheless a bit ridiculous considering this video is I repeat four minutes long! How random would it be in a very short video highlighting the lack of women regardless of ther skin colour in congress checking off only the most...

  • Dave Dee

     2 months ago

    You don't have to be female to support women's rights.

  • bigpimpdaddy69

     2 months ago

    @willard sandy Georgia wants to effectively ban abortions with a penalty of life in prison or the death penalty for the women who do get one. Providers could also face the death penalty. This has been in the news for the past week. This is as extreme, dictator-like, and fascist as you can get. But what do you expect with bible thumping, dogmatic, sexist, Christian creeps, and republican douchebag assholes in office.

  • willard sandy

     2 months ago

    @bigpimpdaddy69 what do you mean , are there lawful impediments to getting abortions in your state ?

  • Asa Coe

     2 months ago

    "Organize, agitate, educate must be our war cry." Susan B. Anthony.100 years after the woman suffrage movement, and we still have to repeat history.WTF?

  • 42 jade

     2 months ago

    @Skipless also stop bullying people with your evil cult

  • 42 jade

     2 months ago

    @Skipless not speaking for other women, but listening to male bs like you daily is more than enough crap in my life. why would i willingly sign up to listen to even more political male bs? stop being a douche

  • DarkSchneider

     2 months ago

    51st in Gender Equality, 79th in Female Representation, but America might be 1st in ... Reality Shows? 😅

  • lking1540

     1 months ago

    @an INFINITEly VIXXed VIP! you've peaked my interest as well, I'm not challenging you, you shared your opinion now I'm sharing mine, okay that's fine, I'm a working man to, got a great job in high tech things, I am open, but you need to give correct information and facts not just emotional statements with no backing, otherwise no one is going to believe you, guns and army are mostly the same, it's military, o would have gone with loving our land, if your talking about war crimes, that's a fair statemen...

  • an INFINITEly VIXXed VIP!

     1 months ago

    @Ikin1540 hahahhaaa i like you, really i like being challenged. I stopped cuz i started by night shift. For you to understand my oint you will have to be open to to see things from another perspective. But if i learned somethign about most americans is that they are crazy about 4 things: freedom of speech, flag, guns and the army. That is why you will never accept the fact that your military has done some bad things. And that is what i meant by bias.You said before about history>> there are some...

  • K S

     2 months ago

    i wish she mentioned only white women gained the right to vote with amendment 19

  • Janine Armstrong

     1 months ago

    @Sophia Borderon sometimes sexism and racism go hand in hand

  • mary dupree

     2 months ago

    she did mention the first black women in congress...selective hearing

  • Abdirahman Ahmed

     2 months ago

    This Month Desi Lydic got more Airtime than any correspodent else

  • Jacob G

     2 months ago

    Derrick Peng this is just dumb. No one said TDS had to be representative of the US population, or anyone else for that matter.

  • Derrick Peng

     2 months ago

    @64001019ep That is exactly it. There is only one white male correspondent on the show despite making up 35% of the U.S. Population, and that's for a reason

  • Night Dark

     2 months ago

    She is ridiculously beautiful!

  • Tom Mcfadden

     1 months ago

    Night Dark you got one adjective right