Male, pale and stale - all 41 Parliaments overwhelmingly dominated by men

A rough working out of members entering the House of Representatives over the last 41 elections gives a count of 4840 times a person gains a seat. Persons serving more than one term are counted separately for each term. Of the 4840, 300 are women. The representation of females over 116 years is 6.19%. It was not until 1996 that the proportion of women got to at least 10%. Even then, the extra women entering the house roughly matched the increased number of seats in the House due to general population increases.

Is there any wonder then that the parliament remains male dominated?