Here at home it's good news for women in politics as reported here by WomensENews:
"Election Night nudged up the female composition of the next U.S. House of Representatives by three lawmakers, to a record 74. But the political gender gap remains wide, with women's share of the House staying at 16 percent."and here:
"When the 111th Congress convenes in January, women will hold a record 17 Senate seats--or 17 percent of the chamber, a net gain of one over the current Congress."