The 2012 election appointed more women to Congressional office than ever before, bringing female representation up by 1.1 percent to a total of 17.9 percent. While these gains should not be discounted, Margaret Williams, co-author of an upcoming book on women’s representation in democracies across the world, tells us that at this rate, it’ll take 32 more elections (in other words, 64 more years) for Congress to reach parity. Woah.