51 Percent In America, women make up more than half the population. Worldwide, women are expected to outnumber men within the next fifty years - and every issue we face is one that affects us all. Whether it's the environment, health, our children, politics or the arts, there's a women's perspective, and 51% is a show dedicated to that viewpoint.
51 Percent

51 Percent

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In America, women make up more than half the population. Worldwide, women are expected to outnumber men within the next fifty years - and every issue we face is one that affects us all. Whether it's the environment, health, our children, politics or the arts, there's a women's perspective, and 51% is a show dedicated to that viewpoint.More from 51 Percent »

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#1508: Coercive Control, Synchronized Swimming

We see the headlines about allegations of sexual assault and physical abuse against well-known male figures. A therapist and educator talks about coercive control. Then we dive into synchronized swimming. I'm Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1507: A Chat With Ani DiFranco And Art Therapy For Veterans

On this week's 51%, we have a look at music and the arts – first with musician Ani DiFranco. Then we hear about an exhibit on performance art and meet art and music therapists who are helping veterans. I'm Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1506: Suicide Rates Rise Among Female Veterans

On this week's 51%, suicide rates among female veterans are rising, hear about so-called "John School," and a Rwandan woman shares her escape from genocide. I'm Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1505: What Will It Take?

On this week's 51%, what will it take to empower a new generation of women leaders and a Hmong-American smashes stereotypes through her writing. I'm Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1504: Difficult Women, Brave Women

On this week's 51%, we speak with an author of a book about difficult women and hear from leaders of women's groups about abuse allegations that took down a state attorney general. I'm Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1503: PCOS, Publishing, Poetry

On this week's 51%, learn more about a chronic disorder called PCOS, meet a publisher who talks about the type of writing that catches her eye, and listen to poetry from former and current poet laureates. I'm Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1502: Coping With Chronic Pain

On this week's 51%, we meet women who have found approaches to coping with chronic pain, hear about the culture of gender bias in STEM and listen to a woman's generational story turned into poetry. I'm Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1501: Rejecting Super-Girl Pressure, Defining Moments

On this week's 51%, an author talks about moving beyond impossible standards for girls, we hear how Sputnik sent women to college and a woman's path to public service started after an act of intimidation against her family. I'm Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1500: Revolutions Of All Sizes

On this week's 51%, an author talks about the feminist revolution; hear from a transgender Orthodox Jewish professor; and learn how the VA is handing sexual assault victims. I'm Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1499: Deciding Whether Biology Dictates Motherhood

On this week's 51%, we hear from a woman who writes about reproductive technology and who decided to become a single mother. Plus, how has the role of the first lady evolved? I'm Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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