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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 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.