In Our Times Tally

● Number of people who attended Donald Trump’s Presidential inauguration on January 20: 160,000
● Number of people who attended the 2017 Women’s March in Washington, D.C. a day later: 470,000
● Additional income attained by Canadian women each week from working in a unionized workplace: $574 million
● Percentage of people quoted in news stories about women’s rights in major U.S. print media who are women: 31
● Percentage quoted in news stories about abortion who are: 12
● Chance that a political news story or article in all major U.S. media is reported by a woman: 1 in 3
● Number of major U.S. newspapers in which the majority of articles are written by women: 1
● Average number of hours women throughout the world spend on domestic and care giving work each day: 4.5
● Average number of hours men do: 1.25
● Year in which government-subsidized, full-day child care was established in Quebec: 1997
● Since then, percentage increase in the labour participation rate for women in Quebec with children under six years old: 24
● Percentage of single mothers in Quebec who lived under the poverty line in 1997: 36
● Percentage of single mothers in Quebec who do today: 22
● Percentage of single mothers in Canada who do today: 37
● Percentage of income of an average working woman in Gatineau, Quebec that goes to child care: 6
● Percentage of income of an average working woman in Brampton, Ontario that does: 36
● Chance that an American women with children at home has paid employment: 7 in 10
● Chance that she is the sole or primary source of income: 2 in 5
● Number of security threats made against Alberta Premier Rachel Notley in 2016: 412
● Number which were deemed by police to have “approached the criminal threshold”: 26
● Number of Canadians who report experiencing domestic violence during the past 12 months: 250,000
● Annual economic cost in public health and safety expenditures from illegal drug use in Canada: $7.7 billion
● Annual economic cost in public health and safety expenditures from violence against women in Canada: $12.2 billion
● Percentage of all police officers throughout the world who are women: 9
● Factor by which female U.S. soldiers in Iraq are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed in battle: 15 to 1
● Year in which marital rape became illegal in every U.S. state: 1993
● Total federal government expenditures provided to Status of Women Canada in 2016: $31.8 million
● Annual cost to the federal government of the corporate meals and entertainment expense tax deduction: $400 million
● Percentage of American university students working in unpaid internships who are women: 77
● Number of unpaid interns working in Canada: 300,000
● Chance that a man believes men are better car drivers than women: 1 in 2
● Chance that a women believes women are better car drivers then men: 1 in 4
● Percentage of all car accidents caused by male drivers: 58
● Percentage of all car accidents leading to a fatality caused by male drivers: 74
● Year in which women in Saudi Arabia were permitted to ride bicycles: 2013
● Age at which women in Saudi Arabia are permitted to travel locally without a male guardian: 45
● Out of 144 countries, rank of Saudi Arabia in the World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report: 141
● Rank of Canada: 33
● Rank of Rwanda: 5
● Date on which Sweden cancelled its weapons export agreement with Saudi Arabia: 3/10/2015
● Date on which Prime Minister Trudeau upheld Canada’s weapons export agreement with Saudi Arabia: 05/11/2016

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

SOURCES: 160,000, 470,000 – New York Times (January 22, 2017); $574 million – Canadian Labour Congress; 31, 12 – 4thEstate.net; 1 in 3 – Women’s Media Center (2015); 1 – Chicago Sun-Times; 4.5, 1.25 – Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Oxfam (Making Women Count, 2016); 1997 – Finances Quebec; 24 – Statistics Canada (CANSIM Table 282-0211); 36, 22, 37 – Oxfam International (The G20 and Gender Equality, 2014); 6, 36 – Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives; 7 in 10 – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; 2 in 5 – Pew Research Center (Breadwinner Moms, 2013); 412, 26 – National Post (February 13, 2017); 250,000 – Statistics Canada (Family Violence in Canada); $7.7 billion – Justice Canada (2014); $12.2 billion – Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs; 9 – Oxfam Canada; 15 to 1 – U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs; 1993 – The National Center for Victims of Crime; $31.8 million – Status of Women Canada; $400 million – Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (2016 Alternative Budget); 77 – Intern Bridge, Inc. (The Debate Over Unpaid College Internships), 300,000 – Canadian Intern Association; 1 in 2, 1 in 4 – Harris-Decima Poll; 58, 74 – United States Department of Transportation; 2013 – The Guardian (April 3, 2013); 45 – International Business Times (June 2015); 141, 33, 5 – World Economic Forum (Global Gender Gap Report, 2016); 3/10/2015 – The Economist (March 28, 2015); 05/11/2016 – Globe and Mail (May 12, 2016).
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