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What politics looks like without all the men

These confronting images show how severe the gender gap is in politics.

We may have the right to vote and run for office, but these unsettling images show that women are severely under-represented in politics.

By photoshopping the men out of iconic photos featuring politicians, Elle UK’s #MoreWomen campaign has highlighted the severe gender imbalance in the industry.

If the presidential race is anything to go by, we still have a long way to go to achieve equality in politics. Out of the 22 people running for US president in 2016, only two of them are women.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and fellow G8 leaders watch the Champion’s League final in 2012.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

President Barack Obama and his advisors sit in the Situation Room the day Osama bin Laden was killed.

Hillary Clinton

Members of Parliament in the House of Commons.

Female Members of Parliament in the House of Commons.

Emma Watson, United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador and actress, at the HeForShe campaign.

Emma Watson

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