To listen to the DoubleX Gabfest, click the arrow on the player below.
In this week's gabfest, DoubleX founding editor Hanna Rosin, managing editor Jessica Grose, and editor Kate Julian discuss some troubling responses to the sexual assault of CBS reporter Lara Logan, a new study about bullying published in the American Sociological Review, and Katherine Ellison's op-ed about Julie Schenecker, a mother accused of murdering her two teens, in the New York Times.
The DoubleX weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:
Hanna Rosin endorses her daughter Noa's spelling bee triumph and the bravery of Tal al-Mallouhi, the young Syrian blogger who has been imprisoned by her government on espionage charges.
Kate Julian recommends the HBO documentary Google Baby, which is about the booming surrogacy industry in India.
Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:
The Politico interview with Lara Logan.
The GOOD magazine interview with Lara Logan.
"What not to say about Lara Logan," by Mary Elizabeth Williams in Salon.
"Most, least popular kids less likely to bully, study says," by Valerie Strauss in the Washington Post.
"The Parent Trapped," by Katherine Ellison in the New York Times.
"My son, the stranger" by Anne Lamott in Salon.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Right Target
Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.
The One National Holiday Republicans Hope You Forget
It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is
I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights
Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.
Should You Recline Your Seat? Two Economists Weigh In.
It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice
Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.
- School District Wants to Censor American History Curriculum to Make It More Patriotic
- U.S. Federal Prison Population Drops for the First Time in Decades
- Conservative Star D’Souza Avoids Jail Time for Illegal Campaign Contributions
- Moderate Chinese Intellectual Sentenced to Life in Prison After Show Trial
In Defense of HR
Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.