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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins nymag.com staff writer Noreen Malone and Slate contributor Seth Stevenson to discuss Lena Dunham’s new HBO series Girls, doltish dads in TV commercials and Slate columnist Katie Roiphe’s exploration of the submissive sexual proclivities of working women.
The DoubleX "coffee talk" endorsements:
Hanna Rosin recommends French philosopher Elisabeth Badinter’s sure-to-be-controversial new book-in-translation The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women.
Noreen Malone is your TV guide this week with praise for the new HBO series VEEP, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the NBC show Best Friends Forever.
Seth Stevenson enjoyed the 1996 film Walking and Talking, in which two lady friends struggle to become adults.
Other items discussed in the show:
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Lena Dunham, the Book
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