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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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2018-05-18 Ireland

A divisive issue: Ireland prepares to vote on abortion referendum

In this edition, we report on how Ireland is set to vote on whether to repeal the ban on abortion but polls are showing that it's still way too close to predict the outcome. Also...

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2018-05-11 Toronto van attack

Misogyny online: Growing extremism on the web targets women

In this edition, we take a look at "Incel" men, who call themselves involuntary celibates, a movement which is part of the growing extremism online that's targeting women. We...

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2018-05-04 abortion

Under threat: Mississippi's sole abortion clinic remains defiant

In this edition, we take a look at what happens when you are the sole abortion clinic in the American state of Mississippi and are fighting on all fronts to remain open. Also, a...

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2018-04-27 Lebanese elections

Taking a stand: Record number of female candidates running in Lebanese election

In this edition, we take a look at how Lebanon is set to go to the polls for the first time in nearly a decade, with a record number of female candidates running. We talk to Lina...

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2018-04-20 health

Harmful for your health: When gender bias affects medical diagnosis

In this edition, we take a look at how doctors are failing women when it comes to diagnosis, thanks to gender bias. We talk to Maya Dusenbery, journalist and author of 'Doing...

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