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Marlene Schiappa started a blog, Maman Travaille (Mom Works), that quickly grew into a 10,000-woman advocacy network. As gender equality minister, she wants to criminalize sexual harassment on the streets. President Emmanuel Macron has tasked her with tackling pay inequity as well. Joanna Kakissis/NPR hide caption

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France's Gender Equality Minister Wants On-The-Spot Fines For Sexual Harassers

Marlene Schiappa, France's equality minister, is a 34-year-old ex-blogger who hopes to change ingrained attitudes. Her work is cut out for her — but "she is young and she is out loud," a fan says.

Jerry Lewis jokes with photographers on May 26, 1982, during the 35th International Movie Festival in Cannes. Ralph Gatti/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Jerry Lewis Was Many Things, But He Was Not A Fool

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Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real's new, self-titled album was released August 25. Myriam Santos hide caption

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Lukas Nelson On Surfing And Stingrays, A Childhood On Tour And His Georgia Love Story

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Marlene Schiappa started a blog, Maman Travaille (Mom Works), that quickly grew into a 10,000-woman advocacy network. As gender equality minister, she wants to criminalize sexual harassment on the streets. President Emmanuel Macron has tasked her with tackling pay inequity as well. Joanna Kakissis/NPR hide caption

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France's Gender Equality Minister Wants On-The-Spot Fines For Sexual Harassers

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Vijay Iyer On Jazz's 'History Of Defiance,' His Influences And Playing In A Sextet

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