In Our Times Tally

● Percentage of current university undergraduate students in Canada who are women: 55
● Percentage of full-time, full-year, median male income in Canada that women earn, for those aged 25 to 34: 76.6
● Total cumulative median earnings by a Canadian man with a bachelor degree, since 1991: $1,517,200
● Total cumulative median earnings by a Canadian women with a bachelor degree, since 1991: $972,500
● Percentage of American women who consider themselves to be a feminist: 35
● Percentage of American men who do: 15
● Percentage of American women in 2005 who considered themselves to be a feminist: 24
● Percentage of Americans who defined themselves as feminist after reading a definition of the word in the survey: 60
● Rank of Italy in countries where the highest percentage of the population identifies themselves as feminist: 1
● Rank of Argentina: 2
● Percentage of all U.S. rapes that are ever reported to the police: 32
● Percentage of all U.S. rape offenders who are convicted and serve jail time: 2
● Number of U.S. states where one year of day care is more expensive than one year of average college tuition: 31
● Year that the United States government created a national, taxpayer-subsidized, affordable day care program: 1942
● Year that it ended: 1946
● Percentage of New Democratic Party candidates in the 2011 federal election who were women: 40
● Percentage of Conservative Party candidates in the 2011 federal election who were: 22
● Percentage of New Democratic Party candidates chosen so far for the 2015 federal election who are women: 51
● Percentage of Conservative Party candidate chosen so far for the 2015 federal election who are: 19
● Rank of Rwanda in countries that have the highest percentage of women in their national parliaments: 1
● Rank of Canada: 61
● Number of catastrophic injuries per 100,000 American high school football players: 0.8¬0
● Number of catastrophic injuries per 100,000 American high school cheerleaders: 2.68
● Number of annual U.S. emergency room visits caused by injuries from high school and college cheerleading: 26,786
● Percentage of Canadian men who report feeling safe walking alone at night: 88
● Percentage of Canadian women who report this: 70
● Year in which the forced sterilization of mentally challenged women in Canada was ruled illegal: 1986
● Percentage of women in Russia who report being subjected to sexual harassment at work: 30
● Number of women in Russia who have won sexual harassment cases against male employers, since 1991: 2
● Year in which a Russian judge ruled that “if we had no sexual harassment, we would have no children”: 2008
● Percentage of workplace sexual harassment incidents in Canada that are committed by customers or clients: 13
● Average number of hours a U.S. married father spends in primary child care activities with his children each week: 6.5
● Average number of hours a U.S. married mother does: 12.9
● Percentage of Canadians who believe there are “social, political and economic” inequalities between men and women: 61
● Percentage of Swedes who believe this: 85
● Percentage of Canadians who believe that “women are inferior to men”: 12
● Number of countries where girls under the age of 18 can get married with parental consent: 146
● Number of girls around the world under the age of 18 who have been forced into marriage, since 2004: 100 million
● Days in jail that Los Angeles teacher Hellen Hulick was sentenced to in 1938 for wearing pants in a court of law: 5
● Number of members of the “Women Against Feminism” Facebook page: 30,098
● Number of members of the “Everyday Feminism” Facebook page: 265,310

Our Times Tally is written by union communications and media consultant Sean Cain (www.labourmedia.org).

SOURCES: 55 – Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada; 76.6 – Statistics Canada (CANSIM Database, Table 202-0104); $1,517,200, $972,500; 35, 15 – The Economist/YouGov Omnibus Survey (July 2014); 24 – CBS Opinion Poll (May 2005); 60 – The Economist/YouGov Omnibus Survey (July 2014) (definition: “Someone who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes.”); 1, 2 – IPSOS Survey (May 2014); 32 – U.S. Justice Department (National Crime Victimization Survey, 2008 – 2012); 2 – U.S. Department of Justice (Felony Defenders in Large Urban Counties, 2009); 31 – Child Care Aware (2013); 1942, 1946 – Chris M. Herbst (Arizona State University); 40, 22 – Parliament of Canada; 51, 19 – CBC News (January 13, 2015); 1, 61 – Inter-Parliamentary Union (2014); 0.80, 2.68 – National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research (University of North Carolina); 26,786 – Consumer Product Safety Commission; 88, 70 – Gallup Poll (2011); 1986 – Canadian Human Rights Commission; 30 – Oleg Sukhov Legal Center (2012); 2, 2008 – The Telegraph (July 29, 2008); 13 – Holly Johnson (Work-Related Sexual Harassment); 6.5, 12.9 – Pew Research Center (National Survey of Family Growth, June 2011); 61, 85, 12 – Ipsos Reid Opinion Poll (February 2014); 146 – United Nations Population Fund (Marrying Too Young, 2012); 100 million – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada; 5 – Los Angeles Times (October 23, 2014); 30,098, 265,310 – Facebook.com.
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