Virginia’s proposed ultrasound law, the rise in single moms under 30, and the growth of the “mancessory” on this week’s DoubleX Gabfest podcast.

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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editor Jessica Grose, Slate editor David Plotz, and staff writer Noreen Malone discuss Virginia’s proposed ultrasound law and the recent contraception hearings in the House, the rise of single mothers under 30, and a New York Times style section article about the growth in the male accessory market.

The DoubleX "coffee talk" endorsements:

Noreen Malone recommends Ann Powers’ piece about Rihanna and Chris Brown on NPR’s website. She also recommends Hana Pesut’s photo project “Switcheroo,” in which couples switch clothes with each other.

David Plotz is reading Divergent by Veronica Roth with his 11-year-old daughter. He maintains it is a Hunger Games rip-off about a dystopic future and a scrappy young heroine. See the covers side-by-side:


Jessica Grose really liked the movie Wanderlust, which she recommends for all fans of Wet Hot American Summer

Links to other things we mentioned:

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.

David Plotz is the CEO of Atlas Obscura and host of the Slate Political Gabfest.