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11/07/2012

Melinda Gates on family planning and the work of the Gates Foundation; author Joanna Kavenna on female eccentrics; young boys and equality. Presented by Jane Garvey.

Melinda Gates on family planning and the work of the Gates Foundation; Author Joanna Kavenna on female eccentrics; Young boys and equality.

As the next generation of boys grow to become men, what are they learning about the balance of power between the sexes? Would they call themselves feminists, do they accept that men and women are equal and how does their parents' attitudes to work, family and the division of domestic chores in the home affect how they themselves might choose to live their lives in the future? Reporter Geoff Bird hears the views of a group of young men. Jane is joined by Joe Hayman, who mentors a boy of 18 and by novelist and journalist Emma Burstall, who's tried to bring her sons up as feminists. Presented by Jane Garvey. Producer: Emma Wallace.

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58 minutes

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  • Melinda Gates

    Melinda Gates has big plans to revolutionise women’s access to contraception. She is hosting a ground-breaking family planning summit with the British government.

    Duration: 13:16

  • Equality – the next generation

    As the next generation of boys grow to become men, what are they learning about the balance of power between the sexes?

    Duration: 12:50

  • Ruth MacKenzie - Cultural Olympiad

    Jane speaks to the woman at the helm of the London 2012 Festival, director Ruth MacKenzie, to find out more about its achievements and aims.

    Duration: 06:45

  • My Friend the Fabulous Freak

    Why are there so few eccentric female characters in popular culture? The film critic Catherine Bray and the novelist Joanna Kavenna join Jane.

    Duration: 08:01

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