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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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2018-10-12 #THE 51%

Do Morocco's new laws on domestic violence go far enough?

In this edition, new laws in Morocco will criminalise violence against women while addressing sexual harassment. But we ask if they are enough? We also take a look at how the...

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2018-10-05 #THE 51%

Under the knife: Chinese women use plastic surgery to 'look better' for recruiters

In this edition, why so many young Chinese women believe plastic surgery is the key to career success. Also a push in Germany to scrap a law that forbids German doctors from...

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2018-09-28 #THE 51%

Equality and diplomacy: Sweden, land of a feminist foreign policy

In this edition, we take a look at how Sweden is the first country in the world to pursue a feminist foreign policy. Annette Young asks the Swedish ambassador to France, Veronika...

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2018-09-21 #THE 51%

One is not enough: China to encourage people to have more children

With its birthrate tumbling, China is to change tack and encourage people to have more children. But we ask will Chinese women heed the government’s call? Also a spike in...

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2018-09-14 #THE 51%

A fit of rage: Why do we struggle to deal with angry women?

As fallout continues from the U.S. Open final that saw tennis star, Serena Williams, lose her temper with an umpire, why is it that we find it so hard to deal with angry women?...

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