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In this week’s Gabfest, Slate senior editor Jessica Winter, Outward editor June Thomas, and New York editor Noreen Malone discuss how just-in-time scheduling affects low-wage workers and how “benevolent sexism” affects women. Slate staff writer Amanda Hess joins them to talk about social media misogyny and what can be done about it.
Some of items discussed in the episode:
- Amanda Hess on how the harassment of Zelda Williams inspired Twitter to crack down—at least a little bit.
- Amanda Hess’ Pacific Standard piece “Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet.”
- Jezebel’s plea for Gawker Media to do something about the site’s “rape GIF problem.”
- Fark outlaws misogyny, and Amanda Hess wonders if that’s even possible.
- Jodi Kantor’s New York Times piece, “Working Anything but 9 to 5,” and a follow-up article on Starbucks’ response.
- The Pew Research Center’s study on stay-at-home moms and the DoubleX Gabfest discussion about it.
- Amanda Marcotte analyzes Gene Simmons’ view of benevolent sexism.
- Medium on the Marquette study.
Jessica recommends Neri Oxman’s sculptural, 3-D-printed designs.
Noreen says that Jenny Lewis’ new release, The Voyager, reminds her of her college days spent listening to Rilo Kiley.
Outro: Rilo Kiley's "The Execution of All Things"
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I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights
Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.
It Is Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice
In Defense of HR
Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.