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Barbara Boxer on the fight to let women use the congressional gym

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Now that women hold a record-high 20 seats in the Senate, Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., reflected to NPR on how Congress has changed in her decades in office. "It was lonely in the House," Boxer said, "because there was an attitude back in the '80s that was not the attitude now." In addition to "humiliating" jokes by her male colleagues, she was not permitted to use the gym. Boxer wrote a jingle in...

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