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How often are women mentioned in the media compared to men?

On the occasion of International Women's Day, "Der Spiegel" counted how often women were mentioned in 40,000 articles and how often men were mentioned. The result: 107,000 mentions of men versus 28,000 mentions of women. “Der Spiegel” comments self-critically in the direction that the proportion of women in the world is 50 percent, so this 50 percent should also be found in the mentions.

Yes, sure, on the one hand. On the other hand, “Der Spiegel” often puts its finger in the wound and reports on things that are going badly and wrongly. It's good when women don't make up half of it

Away from that: I wish us all on the occasion of today a world in which things are fairly distributed. For all the great people out there, that would only be good.