Why Are Girls in YA Lit So Violent?

Slate’s weekly women’s roundtable.
Dec. 26 2013 12:35 PM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Stay Seated, Bro, Edition

Listen to Slate’s special call-in show about the new GM CEO, violent girls in literature, and more of your questions.

Become a fan of DoubleX on Facebook. Leave us love letters and see what other listeners are saying about the Gabfest.

Listen to the DoubleX Gabfest by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:

Advertisement

Be a part of the next podcast! Tell us what we should cover, your favorite story from the year, and ask us questions by calling 424-255-7833. Your message might appear on next week’s Gabfest.

In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins Outward editor June Thomas and New Republic staff writer Noreen Malone to discuss the new GM CEO, violent girls in literature, and more of your questions.

Other items discussed in the show:

DoubleX recommendations:

June recommends Josh Levin’s recent Slate story about the real life of Linda Taylor, Ronald Reagan’s “welfare queen.” When you’re done with that, head to the New Republic for Laura Bennett’s brave investigation of Bloomberg View.

Hanna sends you to the 99% Invisible podcast for their show on Jon Mooallem’s book Wild Ones and musical accompaniment from the band Black Prairie.

Noreen has been watching Trophy Wife on ABC, and she and June both think it’s appropriate for holiday marathoning.

DoubleX plugs:

Loyal fans of Slate’s DoubleX, please remember to like us on our Facebook page. Tell us what we should cover in the next edition. 

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. 

Noreen Malone is a senior editor at New York magazine.

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

But the next president might. 

IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

Science

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.

Foreigners

More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

The Ungodly Horror of Having a Bug Crawl Into Your Ear and Scratch Away at Your Eardrum

We Could Fix Climate Change for Free. What Exactly Is Holding Us Back?

  News & Politics
Weigel
Sept. 17 2014 6:09 PM Here's Who Voted to Fund Syrian Rebels and Get This ISIS Conflict Really Cooking
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
  Life
Gentleman Scholar
Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM Should Men Still Open Doors for Women? Or is it ungentlemanly to do so at all?  
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 6:14 PM Today in Gender Gaps: Biking
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 5:56 PM Watch Louis C.K., Dave Chappelle, Bill Hicks, Mitch Hedberg, and More on New YouTube Channel
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 5:26 PM If Fixing Global Warming Is Free, What’s the Holdup?
  Health & Science
Jurisprudence
Sept. 17 2014 4:49 PM Schooling the Supreme Court on Rap Music Is it art or a true threat of violence?
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?