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In this week's gabfest, DoubleX founding editor Hanna Rosin, managing editor Jessica Grose, and editor Nina Rastogi discuss the anti-choice efforts of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act as well as the Planned Parenthood sting operation by the conservative group Live Action; Emily Bazelon's piece in the New York Times Magazine, " Shaken Baby Syndrome Faces New Questions in Court"; and the Leighton Meester/Minka Kelly shlockfest The Roommate.
The DoubleX weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:
Hanna Rosin recommends Radioactive: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss. It's a fabulous book about Marie and Pierre Curie, and it glows in the dark!
Jessica Grose thinks you should be watching the second season of the Kentucky-based crime show Justified on FX, if only for star Timothy Olyphant's abdominal muscles. She also recommends the Rye Rye remix of Miley Cyrus' " Party in the USA" because Rye Rye is her new hero.
Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:
The video of Lila Rose's Planned Parenthood sting operation:
Single White Female starring Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
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