Slate's DoubleX Gabfest on a Pew gender equality study, the New York cover story about why parents are unhappy, and The Real L Word.

Slate's DoubleX Gabfest on a Pew gender equality study, the New York cover story about why parents are unhappy,…

Slate's DoubleX Gabfest on a Pew gender equality study, the New York cover story about why parents are unhappy,…

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July 8 2010 10:02 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Happiest Clams Edition

Slate's DoubleX Gabfest on a Pew gender equality study, the New York cover story about why parents are unhappy, and The Real L Word.

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Illustration by Deanna Staffo.

In this week's Gabfest, Jessica Grose of DoubleX and Nina Rastogi and June Thomas of Slate discuss a new Pew study on gender equality, Jennifer Senior's New York Magazine cover story about why parents hate parenting, and the new Showtime series about lesbians living in Los Angeles, The Real L Word.

The DoubleX Gabfest weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:

Nina Rastogi's pick: George R.R. Martin's fantasy saga, A Song of Ice and Fire. The first book in the series: A Game of Thrones. According to Nina, it's the perfect beach read and has strong female characters.

June Thomas's pick: The MoMA exhibit of Lee Bountecou's work: All Freedom in Every Sense. The exhibit is presented in conjunction with the publication of Modern Women: Women Artists at the Museum of Modern Art.

Jessica Grose's pick: Louie, the hilariously dark new FX show starring comedian Louie C.K., which airs Tuesday nights at 11.

Here is a list of other articles mentioned in the Gabfest:

"Gender Equality Universally Embraced, but Inequalities Acknowledged"—Pew Research Center
"Feminism of the Future Relies on Men"—New York Times
"All Joy and No Fun"—New York Magazine
"Up With Grups"—New York Magazine
The Real L Word Recaps—AfterEllen.com

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June Thomas is a Slate culture critic and editor of Outward, Slate’s LGBTQ section. 

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

Nina Shen Rastogi is a writer and editor, and is also the vice president for content at Figment.