DoubleX Gabfest: Older Parenthood, Gender-Neutral Toys, and the Traditional Notion That Men Are Responsible for Marriage Proposals.

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Dec. 13 2012 8:44 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Old Sperm Edition

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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 the challenges of older parenthood, gender-neutral toys, and the sustaining tradition that says men are responsible for all marriage proposals.  

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DoubleX endorsements:

Noreen Malone suggests Amy Sohn’s satirical novel, Prospect Park West.

Hanna Rosin recommends the New Yorker food issue profile of French bakery scion Apollonia Poilâne.

Allison Benedikt endorses another New Yorker piece, Rachel Aviv’s look at gay, homeless, young people in New York City.

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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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