DoubleXGabfest: Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Atlantic Cover Story, the New Pixar Movie Brave, and spoiled American Kids

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June 28 2012 10:40 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Still Not Having It All Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Atlantic cover story, the new Pixar movie Brave, and spoiled American kids.

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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX Editor Hanna Rosin joins nymag.com staff writer Noreen Malone and DoubleX Managing Editor Allison Benedikt to discuss Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Atlantic cover story, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” with Slaughter joining us as a guest; the new Pixar movie Brave, which features the studio’s first-ever female protagonist; and Elizabeth Kolbert’s New Yorker piece on why American kids are so spoiled.  

DoubleX endorsements:

Allison Benedikt suggests that you don’t just divide your day into work and family time, but also run and says to check out the “Couch to 5K” app or a local running class like Jack Rabbit’s to get started. 

Hanna Rosin recommends that anyone unhappily living with frizzy hair try the anti-frizz product Living Proof.

Noreen Malone recommends the new ABC Family show, Bunheads, from the creator of Gilmore Girls.

Other items discussed in the show:  

Hanna Rosin’s “The Secret Shame of the Working Mother,” written in response to Slaughter’s article.

Peggy Orenstein’s reaction to the news that Pixar’s first female protagonist would be a princess.

Will Leitch’s review of Brave.

Entertainment Weekly post wondering whether Merida might be gay.

Jezebel mulling over EW’s question.

Alyssa Rosenberg dismissing it.

Allison Benedikt is a Slate senior editor. Follow her on Twitter.

Noreen Malone is a senior editor at New York 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.

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