DoubleX Gabfest: The Second Presidential Debate, Gawker’s Outing of Reddit User Violentacrez, and the Dangers of Playground Monkey Bars

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Oct. 18 2012 8:15 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Binders Full of Women Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the second presidential debate, Gawker’s outing of notorious Reddit user Violentacrez, and the dangers of playground monkey bars.

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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX managing editor Allison Benedikt joins New Republic staff writer Noreen Malone and regular Slate contributor Jessica Grose to discuss the second presidential debate, and specifically the candidates’ answers to an audience question about equal pay; Gawker’s outing of notorious Reddit user Violentacrez and the sexist underbelly of the social news site; and the dangers of playground monkey bars.

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Jess Grose recommends the new Ben Affleck movie Argo, and specifically praises Clea Duval’s performance. She also says you should read Larissa MacFarquhar’s profile of two-time Booker prize winning author Hilary Mantel in The New Yorker.

Allison Benedikt wants you to check out young Israeli novelist Shani Boianjiu’s portrait of three young women serving in the IDF, The People of Forever Are Not Afraid.

Noreen Malone loves the Web series Broad City and gives a full-throated endorsement for Taylor Swift’s new album, and specifically the song, “I Knew You Were Trouble.”

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.

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