Lara Logan attack, a new bullying study, and alleged murderer Julie Schenecker: On this week's DoubleX Gabfest.

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Feb. 17 2011 10:13 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Aggro Edition

Our editors discuss the attack on Lara Logan, a new sociological study on bullying, and the case of alleged murderer Julie Schenecker.


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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.

Jessica Grose recommends the MSNBC story "Mean Old Girls: Seniors Who Bully" and the dog breed Great Pyrenees, which she admired on TV in the Westminster Dog Show and in real life.

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.

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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.

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

Kate Julian is an editor of DoubleX.


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