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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.
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:
TODAY IN SLATE
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Alabama’s Insane New Abortion Law Gives Fetuses Lawyers and Puts Teenage Girls on Trial
Tattoo Parlors Have Become a Great Investment
A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently
Big Problems With the Secret Service Were Reported Last Year. Nobody Cared.
How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.
Beautiful, sexy, and fascinatingly mean.