DoubleX Gabfest on the gender pay gap, Franzenfreude, and women on SNL.

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Sept. 9 2010 11:00 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Sister Wives Edition

DoubleX Gabfest on the gender pay gap, Franzenfreude, and women on SNL.

The Gabfest. Click image to expand.

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In this week's gabfest, DoubleX's Jessica Grose and Hanna Rosin, along with The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot, discuss a new study that claims young single women are out-earning their male counterparts, the fracas over Jonathan Franzen's new book, Freedom, and the gender balance of book review coverage (dubbed " franzenfreude") and Jenny Slate's exit from the cast of Saturday Night Live.

The DoubleX Gabfest weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:

Hanna Rosin: Jeffery Goldberg's article about his trip to a dolphin show with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, via TheAtlantic.com. If you read one article about communists and marine mammals, it should be this one.
Margaret Talbot: "Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits," from the New York Times.
Jessica Grose: The upcoming TLC reality show Sister Wives, about a polygamous man, his four wives and thirteen children. Watch the trailer here.

Other articles discussed in the gabfest:

Heather Boushey on the new study about 20something women and wages, "Are Young Women Earning More Than Their Boyfriends?"
Hanna's response to the same study, "Young Urban Women Are 'Clocking' the Men"
DoubleX staff: "Fact-checking the Franzenfreude"
"Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner Speak out On Franzen Feud" from the Huffington Post
"The Daily Show's Women Problem," from Jezebel

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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