Become a fan of DoubleX on Facebook. Leave us love letters and see what other listeners are saying about the Gabfest.
Listen to the DoubleX Gabfest with this audio player or by using one of the other options below:
In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins New Republic staff writer Noreen Malone and DoubleX managing editor Allison Benedikt to discuss Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention—specifically, her use of the term, “mom-in-chief”; Hanna’s new book, The End of Men: And the Rise of Women; and the new movie Bachelorette’s unabashed portrayal of unlikable female characters.
Other items discussed in the show:
- Transcript of Michelle Obama’s Democratic Convention speech.
- Transcript of Ann Romney’s Republican Convention speech.
- Transcript of Hillary Clinton’s ’96 Democratic Convention speech.
- Noreen Malone’s New Republic post, “Michelle Obama, ‘Mom-in-Chief’. ”
- David Plotz’s Slate post, “Convention Speeches Are So Boring.”
- Jodi Kantor’s profile of Michelle Obama in the New York Times.
- Excerpts from Hanna Rosin’s new book, The End of Men: the New York Times’ article, “Who Wears the Pants in This Economy” and the Atlantic’s “Boys on the Side.”
- David Edelstein’s review of Bachelorette.
Hanna Rosin recommends Caitlin Moran’s delightful and funny memoir How To Be a Woman.
Allison Benedikt wants you to see the Iranian film A Separation, the Academy Award winner for best foreign language film in 2012.
Gabfest listeners: Come see Hanna on her book tour, and say hi! Dates and more info here.
TODAY IN SLATE
Slate Plus Early Read: The Self-Made Man
The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.
Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.
Mitt Romney May Be Weighing a 2016 Run. That Would Be a Big Mistake.
Amazing Photos From Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution
Transparent Is the Fall’s Only Great New Show
Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada
Now, journalists can't even say her name.
Lena Dunham, the Book
More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.