From Wiki [bolding mine]:
There were still few women in the Senate near the end of the 20th century, long after women began to make up a significant portion of the membership of the House. In fact, the first time there were three women in the Senate simultaneously was in 1992, when Jocelyn Burdick of North Dakota, joined Nancy Kassebaum of Kansas and Barbara Mikulski of Maryland. The number increased to four in November, when Dianne Feinstein won a special election in California.
This trend began to change in the wake of the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings, and the subsequent election of the 103rd Congress in 1992, which was dubbed the "Year of the Woman." In addition to Mikulski, who was reelected that year, four women were elected to the Senate, all Democrats. They were Patty Murray of Washington, Carol Moseley Braun of Illinois, and Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, both of California. In June 1993, Kay Bailey Hutchison won a special election in Texas, and joined Kassebaum as a fellow female Republican senator. These additions significantly diminished the popular perception of the Senate as an exclusive "boys' club." Women in the United States Senate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"I would rather be exposed to the inconvenience of too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it." Thomas Jefferson
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
When it comes to politics, 67% of Americans believe women are held to a different standard than men. 31% say they are held to the same standard. Women are more likely than men to believe women are held to a different standard.
WHEN IT COMES TO POLITICS, ARE WOMEN HELD TO A DIFFERENT STANDARD THAN MEN?
Total Men Women
Yes 67% 59% 73%
No 31% 38% 25%