In this week's gabfest, DoubleX founding editor Hanna Rosin, managing editor Jessica Grose, and editor Kate Julian discuss women's role in the Egyptian protests and Jessica's new Slate series "Home Economics," which is about how couples manage their money. They also interview Peggy Orenstein, the author of the new book Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture.
The DoubleX weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:
Jessica Grose recommends The Role of a Lifetime, the PBS documentary about Nancy Reagan that airs this Sunday, Feb. 6 at 10 p.m. She wanted it to be a bit more campy and less educational, but at least they talked about Nancy's commitment to astrology.
Kate Julian gives kudos to Jerome Groopman's "The Peanut Puzzle" in this week's The New Yorker (subscription only), because it made her reexamine the way she thinks about children and allergies.
Hanna Rosin is loving Vivian Maier's photographs. Maier was a Chicago street photographer and nanny whose work was recently rediscovered.
Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:
A collection of Facebook photos depicting women in the Egyptian protests.
"Women Are a Substantial Part of Egyptian Protests" by Jenna Krajeski on DoubleX.
From the Carnegie Middle East Center: "Women in Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Pushing for Change."
The "Home Economics" series by Jessica Grose in Slate.
Myla Goldberg's review of Cinderella Ate My Daughter, also in Slate.