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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.
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.
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