The Double X Gabfest on UVA frats and rape in Rolling Stone, husbands hurting women’s careers, and feminist hero Katniss Everdeen.

The Rolling Stone Reporter Who Uncovered Gang Rape at a UVA Frat

The Rolling Stone Reporter Who Uncovered Gang Rape at a UVA Frat

Slate’s weekly women’s roundtable.
Nov. 27 2014 11:47 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Butch Goddess Edition

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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX founder Hanna Rosin joins Outward editor June Thomas and Slate writer Katy Waldman to discuss the Rolling Stone story about the gang rape at a University of Virginia frat house, a study showing it’s husbands, not kids, who derail women’s careers, and Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games as the ultimate feminist heroine.

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DoubleX recommendations:


June recommends Dahlia Lithwick’s new Slate podcast, Amicus.

Hanna recommends the New Yorker piece “Whipping Boy.”

Katy Waldman recommends the podcast Pitch and “Citizen Eminem” on Grantland.

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Hanna Rosin is the co-host of NPR’s Invisibilia and a founder of DoubleX . 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. 

Katy Waldman is Slate’s words correspondent.