Sexual Congress Plays Hot Or Not With American Representatives

This article is over 14 years old and may contain outdated information

Recommended Videos

From the people who brought you the Star Wars Weather Forecast, it’s Sexual Congress, a website that asks users to decide which of a pair of federal representatives is more attractive, and then ranks Senators and Congresspersons accordingly.

I’m sure you can guess what we’re fixating on…

The statistics, man!  The statistics!

The site ranks representatives separately by gender:

Women get far more votes than men, so the tables are separated to avoid any unfairness.

Martin Heinrich, Democratic Representative from New Mexico, currently reigns over the men, coming up as the winner in 90% of his matches.  Mary Bono Mack, Republican Representative from California, is apparently the most attractive woman in Congress, winning 95% of her pairings.

The site also keeps track of how often Republicans win over Democrats in pairings, and vice versa, to see if there is a discrepancy in attractiveness between the parties.  At this point, there appears to be no relationship between the two:

In matches between Democrats and Republicans, Democrats win 50% while Republicans win 50%.

It just goes to show that you can’t judge a political ideology by its fleshy cover.

(via Neatorama.)

The Mary Sue is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy
Image of Susana Polo
Susana Polo
Susana Polo thought she'd get her Creative Writing degree from Oberlin, work a crap job, and fake it until she made it into comics. Instead she stumbled into a great job: founding and running this very website (she's Editor at Large now, very fancy). She's spoken at events like Geek Girl Con, New York Comic Con, and Comic Book City Con, wants to get a Batwoman tattoo and write a graphic novel, and one of her canine teeth is in backwards.