A woman’s right to chant


Republicans shouted their approval – especially when Mr Trump talked about the wall along the southern border.

When the president said: “The state of our union is strong”, members of his party stood and chanted: “USA!”

The Democrats stayed seated. But then the mood changed.

As the president noted the record number of women in Congress, Democrats gave a standing ovation – and they began shouting: “USA!”

Republicans joined in – they all chanted together.

Bitter adversaries experienced a rare, happy moment of togetherness.

A 2018 World Bank chart Proportion of seats held by women in national parlia­ments ranks the United States 104th in the world, in between Indonesia and Kyrgyz Republic.

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