‘New Yorker’ cover celebrates the 100+ women coming to Congress

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‘New Yorker’ cover celebrates the 100+ women coming to Congress

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2016%2f09%2f16%2fe5%2fhttpsd2mhye01h4nj2n.cloudfront.netmediazgkymde1lzew.e9fc9By Heather Dockray

Though it’s (generally) been a bad time for the United States, it’s also been a golden age for New Yorker covers.

The magazine’s November 19 cover, however, celebrates one recent, joyous victory: the more than 100 women who were elected to Congress on Tuesday. Instead of letting Trump dominate the cover yet again, women, specifically women of color, take center stage.

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I can’t remember the last time I saw a cover this…happy.

The cover, illustrated by longtime New Yorker illustrator Barry Blitt, highlights the women who will join the Capitol Hill club once dominated by white men.

More women, including many women of color, were elected to Congress during Tuesday’s midterm elections than ever before. The U.S. elected its first Muslim-American congresswomen and its first Native-American congresswomen, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

This is one cover to genuinely feel good about.

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