Dominique Strauss-Kahn's exoneration, a new report about cohabitation, and the rise of the IUD on this week's DoubleX Gabfest.

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Aug. 25 2011 10:38 AM

The DoubleX Gabfest: Momentary Lapse of Judgment Edition

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In this week's gabfest, DoubleX founding editor Hanna Rosin along with Slate senior editor Jessica Grose and editor Kate Julian discuss Dominique Strauss-Kahn's exoneration, a new report from the Institute for American Values about the rise of cohabitation, and why American women have been so resistant to the IUD, even though it's an incredibly effective birth control method.

The DoubleX weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:

Hanna Rosin is intrigued by Catherine Hakim's Honey Money: The Power of Erotic Capital, which argues that women should use their natural assets to get ahead.

Kate Julian was thinking about Eleanor Friedberger's song, " Early Earthquake" off her new album, Last Summer, during the earthquake that shook the D.C. area earlier this week.

Jessica Grose recommends Mark of the Grizzly by Scott McMillion, which is like a true crime book about bear attacks. She also recommends The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman even though she is extremely late to the party on it.

Here are some links to other things we discussed this week:

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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