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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:
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).