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In this weeks’ Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins Outward editor June Thomas and New Republic staff writer Noreen Malone to discuss the San Antonio Four, Wall Street moms and their stay-at-home husbands, and male friendships.
Other items discussed in the show:
- Linda Rodriguez McRobbie’s story on the San Antonio Four, as well as an interview with the newly released women, in Slate.
- Transcripts from the McMartin Preschool abuse trial of 1987, which was similarly motivated by the Satanic ritual abuse panic of the 1980s.
- Jody Kantor’s front-page New York Times story about high-powered moms on Wall Street and their stay-at-home husbands.
- New Pew Research on working women.
- Andy Hinds’ criticism of Hanna’s characterization of stay-at-home dads in the Daily Beast.
- Stephen Marche makes “The Case for Filth” in the New York Times.
- Salon’s investigation of male friendships—or the lack thereof.
- A 2010 Wall Street Journal article that claims men’s friendships are “side by side,” not “face to face.”
- Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, a new novel with a male friendship at its heart (and here is the Slate Audio Book Club discussion), and Frances Ha, a 2013 movie centered around a strong female friendship.
- Andrew O’Hagan’s essay on male bonds and drinking, not necessarily in that order.
Hurry to Bernard Callebeaut to order their special holiday brandied cherries before June buys them all.
Hanna recommends you devour Ben Crair’s New Republic essay “Bro Fall.”
As part of her ongoing quest to make country music fans out of DoubleX listeners, Noreen wants you to download Brandy Clark’s latest, 12 Stories.
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