The return of Monica Lewinsky, flawless as a new feminist term, and cat lady as sexist trope on the DoubleX Gabfest.

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DoubleX Gabfest: The Monica Makes a Joke Edition

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On this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins Outward editor June Thomas and New York editor Noreen Malone to talk about the return of Monica Lewinsky, flawless as the new feminist term, and whether it’s sexist to call someone a “cat lady.”

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Hanna recommends How to Be Both by Ali Smith.

Noreen recommends The Folded Clock by Heidi Julavits.

June is into Cucumber and Banana, two interconnected shows by Russell Davies.

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Noreen Malone is a senior editor at New York Magazine.

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 managing producer of Slate podcasts.