DoubleX Gabfest: Michelle Obama’s Democratic Convention speech, Hanna Rosin’s The End of Men, and Bachelorette.

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Sept. 6 2012 8:49 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Mom-in-Chief Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Michelle Obama’s Democratic Convention speech; Hanna Rosin’s upcoming book, The End of Men; and the new film Bachelorette.

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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: 

DoubleX endorsements:

Hanna Rosin recommends Caitlin Moran’s delightful and funny memoir How To Be a Woman.

Noreen Malone suggests some tunes: Cat Power’s Sun and Pistol Annies’ Hell on Heels.

Allison Benedikt wants you to see the Iranian film A Separation, the Academy Award winner for best foreign language film in 2012.

DoubleX plugs:

Gabfest listeners: Come see Hanna on her book tour, and say hi! Dates and more info here.

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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