This Is How Many Leaked Ashley Madison Accounts Belonged to Women

The numbers don't lie.

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As the Ashley Madison hack unfurls, leaving many—including Christian vloggers and Duggars—exposed, there is one fundamental piece of information that still remains hidden: How many of the accounts uncovered belonged to women?

Hack-monitoring firm CybelAngel analyzed the data for us and came up with the figure 14 percent—of nearly 33 million total users, 4.4 million registered under female names. Put a different way, for every one woman who opened an Ashley Madison account, eight men did the same.

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A lot of numbers but very few personal narratives have found their way out so far, but we do have the comments-section confession of one AM user known as C, which makes it at least a little easier to understand why 5.1 percent of the American population has signed up for the affair-arranging service.

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