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.
Posted Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at 3:36 PM
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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:
- Irin Carmon’s Salon commentary, “Rape Exceptions Aren’t Legitimate.”
- Amanda Marcotte on evidence that rape exceptions also don’t work.
- Shauna Prewitt’s moving essay about getting pregnant from rape and keeping the baby.
- Hanna Rosin’s reaction to Prewitt’s essay.
- Paul Ryan, shirtless, on TMZ.
- Paul Ryan’s guns on Real Clear Politics.
- Noreen Malone’s New Republic post, “In Defense of Paul Ryan’s Ill-Fitting Clothing.”
- Katy Waldman’s "XXfactor" post defending Condi Rice and Darla Moore’s decision to accept Augusta membership.
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.
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 the managing editor of Slate's Double X.
Noreen Malone is a staff writer for the New Republic.
Hanna Rosin is the author of The End of Men, a co-founder of Slate's DoubleX and a senior editor at the Atlantic. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter or Facebook or visit her website.