From local to state to national, women should run for any elected office they can. There’s more women in the United States than men, yet women only hold 91 seats out of 535 in Congress. That’s only 16.8 percent, not even a quarter of female interest.

The story of U.S. Rep. Anthony and his Weiner is more disappointing than surprising. Another male politician caught in a compromising position. Ho-hum.


Just add him to a list that already includes Schwarzenegger, Clinton, Spitzer and Edwards, to name a few. Oh, what the world must think of us.


The biggest casualty of this latest scandal, however, is Weiner’s pregnant wife, Huma Abedin, an aide to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She’s the one who will be unfairly judged more than him. Does she stand by her man, or does she kick him to the curb? It’s not an easy decision to make.


As far as Weiner, after the funny headlines about his weiner limp away and late-night TV hosts move on to the next scandal, a larger issue will still remain. And that’s how in 2011, U.S. politics is still a boys’ club.


Consider this column a call to action. Women need to be more involved in politics on every level, and I’m not talking about being on the receiving end of a horny politician’s leery advances.


One sure-fire thing women can do is vote. Cast a ballot for every elected office you can. Dog catcher? Check. Tree warden? Check. School committee? Check. From who runs your children’s schools to who sets the tax rate for your town, have a say in who gets to make these decisions that affect your life.


Another idea is to work on campaigns. And another is to run for office. There is such a disproportionate amount of women in political office. While the numbers are growing, there still isn’t enough.


From local to state to national, women should run for any elected office they can. There’s more women in the United States than men, yet women only hold 91 seats out of 535 in Congress. That’s only 16.8 percent, not even a quarter of female interest.


You can’t win the game unless you play, so come on ladies. Ante up.


Many are curious to see if Weiner will resign from Congress. Most hope the door hits him in the butt on the way out and that the seat left vacant is filled with a woman.


Dianne McDonald is a working mother who lives in Marshfield, Mass., with her husband and five kids.