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Gun Control in the United States: Will the Florida shooting be the turning point?

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Giving a voice to the homeless in France

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'Never Again': The students pushing for US gun control

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A bright future for solar power

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Winter in France's Burgundy vineyards

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How French cyber police are patrolling the 'Dark Web'

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Marseille mon amour: Mediterranean city celebrates love

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A program about women who are reshaping our world. Join us every Friday at 4:40 pm Paris time and check out our Facebook page: FRANCE24.51percent.

Latest update : 2017-09-01

Can men be feminists?

It’s a brand new series of The 51 Percent, and to kick off the fifth season, we’re asking the question; can men really be feminists? In this edition, we meet the men who see equality as being integral to their daily lives and are doing what they can to right the balance. Also, we put the question to gender equality activist, Gary Barker, and journalist and writer, Julie Bindel who argues that feminism is in danger of men colonising it for their own benefit.

By Annette YOUNG , Gaëlle ESSOO , Stéphanie CHEVAL

Our guests

Julie Bindel

Journalist and founder of "Justice for women"

Gary Barker

Gender equality activist and CEO of "Promundo"

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2018-02-22 Poland

Poland divided over abortion ban

In this edition, how a push for a total ban on abortion in Poland is polarising the country. Plus we talk to academic, Dr Mayssoun Sukarieh, on why female empowerment in the aid...

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2018-02-16 MSF

Call the midwife: Saving the lives of women refugees

In this edition, we meet Alice Gautreau, a French midwife for Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders), who has co-written a book on her experiences in saving the lives...

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2018-02-08 feminism

Iranian women risk arrest as they remove hijabs

In this edition, the women in Iran who are publicly discarding their mandatory hijabs despite the risk of arrest. We also talk to Iranian journalist and activist, Masih Alinejad,...

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2018-02-01 Ireland

Abortion debate reignited in Ireland with upcoming vote

In this edition, we head to Ireland where anti-abortion and pro-choice activists are gearing up for a referendum on reforming the country's strict abortion laws. Also, we discuss...

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2018-01-19 #MeToo

Explaining #MeToo criticism: The French love of freedom and debate

In this edition, we discuss French attitudes to seduction, sexuality and power with journalist Sophie Janinet - a member of the Georgette Sand collective - after many people in...

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