The DoubleX Gabfest on Christine O'Donnell, Rebecca Traister's Big Girls Don't Cry, and Susan Faludi.

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Sept. 23 2010 10:05 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Ritual Matricide Edition

Slate's DoubleX Gabfest on Christine O'Donnell, Rebecca Traister's Big Girls Don't Cry, and Susan Faludi.

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In this week's gabfest, DoubleX's Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin, along with The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot, discuss Tea Party-endorsed Senate candidate in Delaware, Christine O'Donnell; Rebecca Traister's new book about women in the 2008 election, Big Girls Don't Cry; and Susan Faludi's essay in Harper's, "American Electra: Feminism's Ritual Matricide."

The DoubleX Gabfest weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:

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Emily Bazelon: Peggy Orenstein's forthcoming book, Cinderella Ate My Daughter, about the rise of "girlie-girl culture."
Hanna Rosin: Jennifer Egan's latest novel, A Visit From the Goon Squad, which according to Publisher's Weekly is a "star-crossed marriage of lucid prose and expertly deployed postmodern switcheroos."
Margaret Talbot: Room, the new book from Emma Donoghue, about a 5-year-old boy who has lived his entire life in one small room.

Other articles and books mentioned in the 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.

Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and the author of Sticks and Stones

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