The confidence gap between men and women, the state of the stay-at-home mom, and basic bitches.
Why Are Men So Sure of Themselves and Women So Timid?
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April 17 2014 9:53 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Friends Every Night Edition

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In this week’s Gabfest, Outward editor June Thomas talks with New York editor Noreen Malone and Slate senior editor Jessica Winter about the confidence gap between the sexes, the state of the stay-at-home mom, and how to identify a “Basic Bitch.”

Other items discussed in the show:

DoubleX recommendations:

Noreen encourages you to spend an evening watching the 1999 version of The Thomas Crown Affair.

Jessica says you should read Karen Joy Fowler’s novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.

June recommends Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love, by Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker.

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Noreen Malone is a senior editor at New York magazine.

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

Jessica Winter is Slate’s features editor.

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