vote for the female candidate

if nothing else
one more reason

female parliamentary representation
leads to more stringent climate change policies

if nothing else


In 2019, Mavisakalyan and Tarverdi examined the legislatures of 91 countries and its influence on climate change policies. They especially studied the impact of female representation on the stringency of those policies. They found that gender identity impacts the policies implemented by national parliaments and that a higher representation of females in parliaments result in lower carbon dioxide emissions of those respective countries. This poem centers on those findings.