Asexuality, Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” music video and the prefatory use of bitch, and the 1939 film The Women.

What Does It Mean to Be Asexual?

What Does It Mean to Be Asexual?

Slate’s weekly women’s roundtable.
July 9 2015 9:57 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Beazel Better Have My Money Edition

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Rihanna attends the Christian Dior Cruise 2015 Show on May 7, 2014 in Brooklyn, New York City.

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On this week’s Gabfest, Slate’s Hanna Rosin and June Thomas join New York editor Noreen Malone to talk about what it means to be asexual, Rihanna’s music video for “Bitch Better Have My Money” and other prefatory uses of bitch, and the 1939 film The Women.

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June recommends Lifetime’s Unreal, created by Sarah Gertrude Shapiro and Marti Noxon.

Hanna recommends You Are You by Lindsay Morris and Jennifer Finney Boylan.

Noreen recommends Magic Mike XXL.  

Outro: “The Bitch Is Back” by Elton John

This podcast was produced by Ann Heppermann. Our intern is Jessie Chasan-Taber.

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Noreen Malone is a senior editor at New York magazine.

Hanna Rosin is the co-host of NPR’s Invisibilia and a founder of DoubleX. She is also the author of The End of Men. Follow her on Twitter.

June Thomas is managing producer of Slate podcasts.