This Teacher's Mind-Blowing Experiment Has Gone Viral

Can you imagine being outnumbered every single time you have to make a decision about an issue that matters to you?

Now you know what it feels like to be a woman in politics.

Women are grossly underrepresented in Congress — they currently hold just 19% of the seats.

That's why Nicholas Ferroni, an educational activist and history teacher at Union High School in New Jersey, set out to teach his students why gender equality in politics matters.

Ferroni divided his classroom between male and female students. But this time, girls held the 80% majority. When he started taking votes on gender-specific policies benefitting his female students, the boys found themselves unable to do anything to sway the outcome in their favor.

"You can't put this approved if it's all girls voting," one male student said. He added, "80% of the class is all girls. It's majority rules."

That was the reaction Ferroni was looking for. The teacher explained to his class that the charade was an experiment to show how disadvantageous it is for women to have so little representation in Congress.

As he put it: "In Congress, 80% of men tell women what to do with their bodies — your moms, your sisters, your cousins, your girlfriends, and so on."

More from US News

Less than 12 hours after being criticized for calling out a former Miss Universe for her weight, Donald Trump is doubling down on his body-shaming ...
"Wrong." "That makes me smart." "Why Not?" "Ugh." No, those aren't snippets of a conversation with a cranky 5-year-old. They're just a few of the ...
1. ICYMI: Charlotte lifted its curfew after days of protests following the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. Scott, 43, was shot and killed last Tuesday...
If the chaotic party politics of the 2016 election have left you feeling completely birdbrained, this video is for you. The Founding Fathers (presented ...
When Donald Trump attacked her suitabilty for office during Monday's debate, Hillary Clinton was ready with the comeback of the evening. Towards...
People are already having feelings about the presidential debate — and no one’s even had time to finish their wine yet. Twitter was gearing up for the ...
Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: Hillary Clinton from Funny Or Die Update: Hillary Clinton's appearance on Between Two Ferns may have smashed ...
We're just hours away from the first presidential debate of the 2016 election. The 90-minute showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is ...
Election Day lasts just one day — a 24-hour culmination of the seemingly never-ending campaign season. But we’ll spend the next two, four, six years ...
We share the 12 questions we want to hear moderator Lester Holt ask Clinton and Trump tonight
Step aside, old-school political merch. We're way past bumper stickers and buttons. With the election just months away, people across the country are ...
1. Here At Home: Police arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting at a Washington state mall that left five people dead. The shooting took place...
When thinking about the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opening this weekend, the first thing that comes ...
On Saturday, police arrested a 20-year-old suspect in connection with a shooting at a Washington state mall that left five people dead, reports The ...