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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins New Republic staff writer Noreen Malone and Slate Outward editor June Thomas to discuss the Ethiopian adoptee abuse story, Elizabeth Warren’s 2016 chances, and Sarah Silverman’s feud with male comedians.
Other items discussed in the show:
- Kathryn Joyce’s story in DoubleX about Hana Williams’s death and the often tragic “gospel of adoption.”
- Joyce has also written a book on this phenomenon: The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption.
- Michael and Debi Pearl’s childrearing book, To Train Up a Child, which has been implicated in several recent child abuse cases.
- Noam Scheiber’s long read in the New Republic makes the case for Elizabeth Warren’s 2016 run.
- Hanna asks in DoubleX why we can’t allow one woman to run for office at a time.
- Dave Weigel writes in Slate that all these theories are nonsensical.
- And even The Onion weighs in: “Hillary Clinton Quietly Asks Bill If He Still Finds Her Electable.”
- Sarah Silverman tells Maureen Dowd in the New York Times that insults about her age at the Comedy Central roast of James Franco stung.
- Whoopi Goldberg has a new documentary about female African-American stand-up comedian Moms Mabley.
Hanna has been sending all her friends Ariel Levy’s story about her miscarriage in The New Yorker, and she wants you to read it, too.
Noreen says to check out Joyce Wadler’s column in the New York Times, most recently her advice to hide your sex toys before your kids find them.
June recommends the books of Scottish writer Jackie Kay, whose narratives of adoption are fascinating glimpses into the world of transracial adoption.
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