The State Minister for Digital, Dorothee Bär (CSU), has ended her membership in the Ludwig-Erhard-Stiftung in protest against its chairman Roland Tichy.

"The reason for this decision is a publication in the magazine

Tichys insight

, which contains misogynistic and extremely sexist statements against my colleague Sawsan Chebli," said Bär the

Handelsblatt

.

Tichy is the chairman of the Ludwig Erhard Foundation and runs the magazine

Tichys Insight

.

In a current issue of the magazine, the intention of the Berlin State Secretary Sawsan Chebli to compete with the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller, for a seat for the Bundestag is discussed.

The publicist expressed himself sexistically about the SPD politician.

"Such failures are unbearable and absolutely incompatible with the goals of the foundation," said Bär, Ludwig Erhard's request today would certainly not be the degradation of women, but the promotion of female careers.

"If the foundation has a chairman under whose leadership such texts are published, I cannot and will not continue to support it. It shows a socio-political attitude that I do not accept."

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Chebli thanked Bär via Twitter for their "clear stance" and wrote: "We can no longer accept sexism. But we also need the men who pull together with us."