DoubleX Gabfest: The Marissa Mayer Maternity Leave Debate, How to Talk To Your Kids About Porn, and Sad Desk…

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Oct. 4 2012 2:26 PM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Muumuu Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Marissa Mayer’s short maternity leave, how to talk to your kids about porn, and Jessica Grose’s new novel, Sad Desk Salad.

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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins New Republic staff writer Noreen Malone, regular Slate contributor Jessica Grose, and DoubleX managing editor Allison Benedikt to discuss if it matters that Marissa Mayer, the new CEO of Yahoo!, opted for a short maternity leave; if a dad’s letter to his porn-surfing son that went viral on Reddit exhibited good or bad parenting skills; and Jessica Grose’s new book, Sad Desk Salad.

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Allison Benedikt is a Slate senior editor. Follow her on Twitter.

Jessica Grose is a frequent Slate contributor and the author of the novel Sad Desk Salad. 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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