An informal study by blogger Shir Nosatzki on the Huffington Post counts the faces on current world banknotes by gender and (not
surprisingly) finds 92% of them are male. -Editor
Based on a research* that I recently conducted on all hundreds of bills used in all 195 countries around the world, there are 609 people
who were chosen to appear on a bill, from which only 51 of them are women, approximately only 8 percent.
Ninety two percent of the people appearing on the bills from around the world are men.
And this is only an average, not the extreme. In many countries bills are 100 percent "male." In Cuba for example, you can
find no less than 11 different testosterone makers, but not even a drop of estrogen. Guatemala and Croatia also maintained a zero
representation of women, but used 10 suits for each country. You can also find zero point zero women representation in Albania, Poland,
Singapore, Thailand, Armenia, Barbados, China, Hungry, Indonesia, India, Jordan, Mauritius and more. New records were broken by Ghana, who
doesn't use a man on each bill, but six!
* The research was done through online databases, and there might be simple updating issues and a slight deviation in the results.
It takes a lot of work to keep up with changes in the banknote industry. Notes are introduced and withdrawn constantly. The article
doesn't identify the online databases used for the count. Where's the best place to go for this information? -Editor
To read the complete article, see:
How Many Faces of Women Are There on Banknotes Around the World?
Wayne Homren, Editor
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