Slate's DoubleX Gabfest on women's figure skating, Michelle Obama's childhood-obesity campaign, and Judith Warner's book We've Got Issues.

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Feb. 25 2010 10:29 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Bond Girl Edition

Slate's DoubleX Gabfest on women's figure skating, Michelle Obama's childhood-obesity campaign, and Judith Warner's book We've Got Issues.

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In this edition of the DoubleX Gabfest, founding editor Hanna Rosin, managing editor Jessica Grose, and The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot discuss South Korean figure skater Kim Yu-Na and her Bond girl routine, Michelle Obama's childhood-obesity campaign, and Judith Warner's new book on children and medication, We've Got Issues.

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Click here to read Alison Gopnik's Slate review of the Judith Warner book.

The DoubleX Gabfest weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:

Hanna's pick: Judith Shulevitz's new book The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time.
Margaret's pick: The Confessions of Edward Day by Valerie Martin, about an actor in New York in the '70s.
Jessica's pick: The newly bleak Real Housewives of Orange County and the stealth feminism of housewife Vicki Gunvalson.

DoubleX podcasts appear every other Thursday. Become a fan of the DoubleX Gabfest on Facebook. On Feb. 25, we will be back with a news Gabfest.

Hanna Rosin is the founder of DoubleX and a writer for the Atlantic. She is also the author of The End of Men. Follow her on Twitter.

Margaret Talbot is a staff writer for The New Yorker.

Jessica Grose is a frequent Slate contributor and the author of the novel Sad Desk Salad. Follow her on Twitter.

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