Slate's DoubleX Gabfest on breast cancer awareness efforts, Aung San Suu Kyi, "Housewives of God," and Thanksgiving traditions.

Slate's DoubleX Gabfest on breast cancer awareness efforts, Aung San Suu Kyi, "Housewives of God," and Thanksgiving traditions.

Slate's DoubleX Gabfest on breast cancer awareness efforts, Aung San Suu Kyi, "Housewives of God," and Thanksgiving traditions.

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Nov. 16 2010 10:23 AM

The "Burn Your Pink Ribbon" Edition

Slate's DoubleX Gabfest on breast cancer awareness efforts, Aung San Suu Kyi, "Housewives of God," and Thanksgiving traditions.

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In this week's gabfest, DoubleX's Hanna Rosin and Jessica Grose, along with Slate's Emily Yoffe, discuss the misguided efforts of breast cancer awareness campaigns that involve "I Heart Boobies" bracelets; the bravery of Myanmar dissident Aung San Suu Kyi; the New York Times article "Housewives of God"; and our Thanksgiving traditions.

The DoubleX Gabfest weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:

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Hanna Rosin: Shankar Vedantam's Slate article "Parents Are Junkies," about why moms and dads love parenting, even though so many studies show it makes them unhappy.

Jessica Grose: Isabel Wilkerson's fantastic nonfiction book The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, about American blacks migrating north during the twentieth century.

Articles mentioned during the Gabfest:

"Think About Pink," about the sexualization of breast cancer awareness, by Peggy Orenstein in the New York Times Magazine.

"Sink Pink" by Katherine Russell Rich in Slate. This piece is a review of Gayle Sulik's Pink Ribbon Blues: How Breast Cancer Culture Undermines Women's Health.

"Freed Myanmar Dissident Urges Reconciliation and Change," on Aung San Suu Kyi's first speech after her years-long incarceration, in the New York Times.

Chang-rae Lee's "Magical Dinners," on his immigrant experience of Thanksgiving, in the New Yorker (subscription only).

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