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DoubleX Gabfest: The Power Pinners and Pink Handguns Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the Susan G. Komen kerfuffle, Bringing Up Bébé, and Pinterest.


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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 the blowback from the Susan G. Komen foundation’s attempt to defund Planned Parenthood and their subsequent reversal of that decision, the new parenting book by Pamela Druckerman, Bringing Up Bébé , which claims French moms are superior, and the extremely popular new image-sharing social network, Pinterest.

The DoubleX "coffee talk" endorsements:


Noreen Malone is loving the new album Arrow by the Heartless Bastards, which is currently streaming on NPR.

Hanna Rosin is thoroughly entertained by the Tumblr Fuck Your Noguchi Coffee Table, which she describes as the anti-Pinterest.

 Jessica Grose recommends the GQ story by Chris Heath about the Zanesville zoo escape, “18 Tigers, 17 Lions, 8 Bears, 3 Cougars, 2 Wolves, 1 Baboon, 1 Macaque, and 1 Man Dead in Ohio.”

Links to other things we mentioned:

Welcome to Cancerland” by Barbara Ehrenreich in Harper’s.

Welcome, Fans, to the Pinking of America” by Natasha Singer in the New York Times.

Why French Parents Are Superior” by Pamela Druckerman in the Wall Street Journal.

Who Says American Parents Are Inferior?” by Randye Hoder in the New York Times.

Jessica Grose is a frequent Slate contributor and the author of the novel Sad Desk Salad. 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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