Miss America Teresa Scanlan's political ambitions, "Darwin's Rape Whistle," and a new book about The Feminine Mystique on this week's DoubleX Gabfest podcast.

Miss America Teresa Scanlan's political ambitions, "Darwin's Rape Whistle," and a new book about The Feminine Mystique on this…

Miss America Teresa Scanlan's political ambitions, "Darwin's Rape Whistle," and a new book about The Feminine Mystique on this…

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Jan. 20 2011 2:14 PM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Beauty Queen to the White House Edition

Our editors discuss the new Miss America's political ambition, "Darwin's Rape Whistle" in Slate, and A Strange Stirring, a new book about the Feminine Mystique by Stephanie Coontz.

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In this week's gabfest, DoubleX founding editor Hanna Rosin, managing editor Jessica Grose, and Slate's Nina Shen Rastogi discuss the newly crowned Miss America, Teresa Scanlan, her home-schooled, evangelical background, and her dream of becoming president, the controversial article in Slate by Jesse Bering, "Darwin's Rape Whistle," which argues that women have evolved to protect themselves from rape, and A Strange Stirring the new book by Stephanie Coontz about the impact of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique.

Watch Teresa Scanlan's response to a question about Wikileaks here

The DoubleX Weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:

Hanna Rosin recommends the Amy Poehler sitcom Parks & Recreation, which returns to prime time tonight.

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Nina Shen Rastogi praises Catfish (now available from Time Warner via On-Demand) the provocative documentary about a Facebook correspondence that turns fascinating. 

Jessica Grose says that Carlos, the Golden Globe-winning miniseries about terrorist Carlos the Jackal directed by Olivier Assayas is excellent.

Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:

Amanda Schaffer, Amanda Marcotte, and Emily Yoffe's responses to Jesse Bering's Slate piece on DoubleX.

Hanna's New Yorker article about Patrick Henry College, and her book about the institution: God's Harvard.

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Hanna Rosin is the co-host of NPR’s Invisibilia and a founder of DoubleX. She is also the author of The End of Men. Follow her on Twitter.

Jessica Grose is a frequent Slate contributor and the author of the novel Sad Desk Salad. Follow her on Twitter.

Nina Shen Rastogi is a writer and editor, and is also the vice president for content at Figment.