Susan Collins and the budget deal, binge drinking and sexual assault, New York self esteem campaign.

DoubleX Gabfest: Susan Collins and the Budget Deal, Binge Drinking and Sexual Assault, New York Self-Esteem Campaign

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Oct. 17 2013 9:52 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Stop Binge Drinking Edition

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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins Slate’s Outward blog editor June Thomas and New Republic staff writer Noreen Malone to discuss whether women senators were key to the budget deal, a controversial article telling young women not to binge drink or they put themselves at risk of assault, and a New York self-esteem campaign's misuse of the word "beautiful."

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Hanna Rosin recommends the hilarious McSweeney’s article on the decorative gourd.

Noreen Malone recommends Claire Dederer’s Poser.

June Thomas recommends the Public Theater's groundbreaking musical version of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, which she has already seen several times.

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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.

June Thomas is a Slate culture critic and editor of Outward, Slate’s LGBTQ section. 

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