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May 1 2014 1:38 PM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Bechdel Test vs. the Jiggle Test Edition

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In this week’s Gabfest, Amanda Hess joins DoubleX’s Hanna Rosin, Outward editor June Thomas, and New York editor Noreen Malone to discuss the Third Metric, Arianna Huffington’s new focus on health and well-being, and NFL cheerleaders in revolt. Then Noreen tries to persuade Hanna and June that the new romantic comedy The Other Woman isn’t as terrible as they think.

Other items discussed in the show:

DoubleX recommendations:

Hanna says you should read “Love and Fire,” a fantastic Washington Post story by Monica Hesse. She would also like to hear your response to her Slate story on male victims of sexual assault.

Noreen encourages you to read Desperate Characters; she also warns that exploring the Wikipedia page for the novel’s author, Paula Fox, can eat away an entire morning.

June recommends Srugim, an Israeli TV show about a group of Jerusalem religious singles’ adventures in love and friendship. Seasons 1 and 2 are available with English subtitles on Hulu and Amazon Instant. Start watching now so you can take part in our discussion of the show later this summer.

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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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