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In this week's gabfest, DoubleX founding editor Hanna Rosin, managing editor Jessica Grose, and editor Nina Shen Rastogi discuss journalist Mac McClelland's brave piece in Good about how violent sex eased her post-traumatic stress disorder; whether Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann can go mainstream; and whether the Cameron Diaz movie Bad Teacher is good for women in comedy.
The DoubleX weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:
Nina Rastogi raves about British actor Mark Rylance's performance in the Broadway play Jerusalem.
Hanna Rosin recommends The Secret Lives of Wives: Women Share What It Really Takes To Stay Married, by Iris Krasnow. The book, which is out in September, includes in-depth interviews with women from all different walks of life in long-term marriages of varying degrees of happiness.
Jessica Grose loved Amy Poehler on Marc Maron's WTF podcast.
Here are some links to other things we discussed this week:
"Is Bristol Palin's new memoir the story of a rape survivor speaking out?" in the Washington Post
"Bristol Palin: Levi Raped Me" in the Stranger
"Michele Bachmann's Holy War" in Rolling Stone
"Cameron Diaz Slinks to the Head of the Class in Bad Teacher" on Movieline.com
"Bad Teacher Review: You Want Raunchy Comedy Starring Women? Be Careful What You Wish For" in L.A. Weekly
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