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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:
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.
Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety by Judith Warner.
“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.
“Pinterest: The Sticking-Pins-in-the-Internet Social Network You Never Knew You Needed So Badly” by Tess Lynch in Grantland.
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Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.