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.
Posted Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at 10:05 AM
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:
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:
"What Price Happiness?" from Naomi Wolf in More Magazine.
Drawn to Read's illustrated review of Rebecca Traister's Big Girls Don't Cry
Notes From the Cracked Ceiling by Anne Kornblut
Hanna Rosin is the author of The End of Men, a co-founder of Slate's DoubleX and a senior editor at the Atlantic. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter or Facebook or visit her website.
Margaret Talbot is a staff writer for The New Yorker.
Emily Bazelon is a Slate senior editor and writes about law, family, and kids. Her forthcoming book, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Empathy and Character. Find her at email@example.com or on Facebook or Twitter.
Illustration by Deanna Staffo.