9/11 heroines, gender career preferences, and the new teen magazine Rookie on this week's DoubleX Gabfest podcast

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Sept. 8 2011 10:41 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Rookie 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 the heroines of 9/11, a study from psychology professor Sheri A. Berenbaum about whether women's career preferences are formed in the womb, and the new magazine Rookie from wunderkind Tavi Gevinson.

The DoubleX weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:

Hanna Rosin recommends the Meg Wolitzer book The Uncoupling, in which the women of a New Jersey town go on a Lysistrata-style sex strike.

Kate Julian loved Tana French's novel Faithful Place, which has incredible Irish slang.

Jessica Grose implores you to buy Wild Flag's new self-titled album and suggests you watch the video for their single, "Romance."

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

"Women and Science: Are Career Preferences Really Created in the Womb?" in Slate.
"Sex Hormones Impact Career Choices" from the Penn State website.
Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences by Rebecca Jordan-Young.
"Psych-Out Sexism" in Slate.
"Flight Attendants" from New York Magazine's Encyclopedia of 9/11.
Chapter Excerpt from The Terror Dream via susanfaludi.com.
Rookie.
"Tavi Says" from The New Yorker.
"How Sassy Is Tavi Gevinson?" from the New York Times Magazine.

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.