DoubleX Gabfest: The Mrs. Jesus Edition
Listen to Slate’s show about Naomi Wolf’s book, Vagina: A New Biography; a recently discovered fourth-century reference to Jesus’ wife; and Mindy Kaling.
Posted Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at 9:15 AM
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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX managing editor Allison Benedikt joins New Republic staff writer Noreen Malone and DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin to discuss Naomi Wolf’s new book, Vagina: A New Biography, and the onslaught of negative reviews the book has inspired; the recent discovery of a scrap of papyrus from the 4th Century that appears to refer to Jesus’ wife; and Mindy Kaling, whose new show, The Mindy Project, premieres on Fox next week.
Other items discussed in the show:
- Ariel Levy’s review of Vagina in The New Yorker.
- The New York Times review of Vagina.
- Kat Stoeffel’s sort-of defense of the book and Wolf.
- Naomi Wolf’s first book, The Beauty Myth.
- The New York Times story, “A Faded Piece of Papyrus Refers to Jesus’ Wife”.
- David Haglund’s BrowBeat post, “Jesus Was Married?”
- New York Magazine’s Mindy Kaling cover story.
- Alyssa Rosenberg’s DoubleX post, “Is TV Really Ready for a Single Woman Who Doesn’t Want a Man?”
- Mindy Kaling’s old blog, Things I’ve Bought that I Love.
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 email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter or Facebook or visit her website.