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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
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.