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Op-Ed: The Ongoing Sexual Harassment Conversation



I have up to this point refrained from joining in on the national conversation about the treatment of women, up to and including sexual harassment. However, having been female in a largely male professional world most of my life (in national security), I truly understand the issues. I don’t need to get into anything personal here, nor attack any particular male colleague, but I truly understand the atmospherics and actions that have been widely reported.

As I think about it more, I’m struck by the fact that, according to the Census Bureau, women make up 49.2 percent of the U.S. population, 51.6 percent of registered voters, and 53.6 percent of actual voters in 2016. But women comprise only 19.6 percent of the members of Congress – zero percent of the Maryland Congressional delegation.