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In this week's gabfest, DoubleX founding editor Hanna Rosin along with managing editor Jessica Grose and editor Nina Shen Rastogi discuss Ariel Levy's fabulous New Yorker article on Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and the status of women in Italy, Michele Bachmann's and Sarah Palin's potential bids for the White House, and articles by Dominique Browning and The Beauty Myth author Naomi Wolf on aging.
The DoubleX weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:
Jessica Grose is embarrassed to be recommending makeup (especially such naughtily named makeup) but she swears that four people have called her "glowy" since she started wearing NARS' orgasm blush.
Hanna Rosin is getting into Geraldine Brooks' novel Caleb's Crossing, which is about the first Native American graduate of Harvard.
Here are some links to other things we discussed this week:
"The Case for Laugh Lines" in the New York Times.
"A wrinkle in time: Twenty years after 'The Beauty Myth,' Naomi Wolf addresses The Aging Myth" in the Washington Post.
"Basta Bunga Bunga" in The New Yorker.
"French philosopher says feminism under threat from 'good motherhood' " in the Guardian.
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