Caitlin Flanagan’s Girl Land, Rick Santorum’s anti-abortion rhetoric, and Babyoncé on this week’s DoubleX Gabfest.

The DoubleX Gabfest: Should Rick Santorum’s Family Be Off Limits?

The DoubleX Gabfest: Should Rick Santorum’s Family Be Off Limits?

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The DoubleX Gabfest: The Kitten Calendar Edition

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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editors Jessica Grose and Hanna Rosin along with nymag.com staff writer Noreen Malone discuss Caitlin Flanagan’s controversial new book, Girl Land; Rick Santorum’s anti-abortion rhetoric involving his daughter, Bella, who has a rare chromosomal condition called Trisomy 18; and the birth of Babyoncé.

The DoubleX "coffee talk" endorsements:

Hanna Rosin loved Caitlin Flanagan’s takedown of Joan Didion in the Atlantic.

Noreen Malone recommends Jay-Z’s interview with Gwyneth Paltrow from earlier this year (for those of you experiencing Babyoncé fever), and the dance documentary Girl Walk // All Day.

Links to other things we mentioned:

Father First, Senator Second,” by Mark Leibovich in the Washington Post
Girl Trouble,” by Katie Roiphe in Slate
Personal and Political,” by Ross Douthat in the New York Times
Glory feat. B.I.C.” by Jay-Z
The Top Seven Beyonce Baby Bump Conspiracy Theories,” by Kat George on Vh1.com