DoubleX Gabfest: The Todd Akin Rape Controversy, Paul Ryan’s Hot Bod, the First Female Members of Augusta National

Slate’s weekly women’s roundtable.
Aug. 23 2012 3:36 PM

DoubleX Gabfest: The P90X Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the Todd Akin rape controversy, Paul Ryan’s hot bod, and Augusta National admitting its first two female members.


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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins New Republic staff writer Noreen Malone and DoubleX managing editor Allison Benedikt to discuss the Todd Akin rape controversy and its impact for the GOP; Paul Ryan—hot or not?; and whether we care that Augusta National has finally, in 2012, let in two female members.

Other items discussed in the show:  

DoubleX endorsements:

Hanna Rosin says that your last summer read should be Maggie Shipstead’s Seating Arrangements.

Noreen Malone seconds Hanna’s recommendation but also suggests you squeeze in an additional beach read: J. Courtney Sullivan’s Maine.

Allison Benedikt wants you to check out the Berkshires’ Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.

DoubleX plugs:

New York Gabfest listeners: Come see Hanna Rosin interviewed by her husband, Slate editor David Plotz, about Hanna’s soon-to-be-released new book, The End of Men.

All Gabfest listeners: Please vote for our proposed SXSW panel on the changing rules for women and sex on TV. Vote early and often here! Voting ends Aug. 31, so do it NOW.

Allison Benedikt is a Slate senior editor. 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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