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#BBCtrending: Feminism v Meninism

20 December 2013 Last updated at 14:02 GMT

A discussion about the equality of the sexes has been taking place on Twitter in the US this week. But this time it's not about women or feminism - but "meninism".

The #MeninistTwitter hashtag was initially started by men sharing jokes - some of which were criticised as offensive by feminists. But supporters of the hashtag say it's become a channel for men to express the difficulties of being a man in the 21st Century.

#BBCtrending recreates a selection of the tweets and asks whether "meninism" is a valid idea.

The debate continues on our radio programme on BBC World Service on 14:50 GMT on Saturday.

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