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On this week’s Gabfest, Slate’s Hanna Rosin and June Thomas join New York editor Noreen Malone to talk about a new book on Upper East Side moms and the “wife bonus,” the loss of gay culture, and the costs of being a bridesmaid.
- Other items discussed in the show:
- “Poor Little Rich Women” by Wednesday Martin in the New York Times
- Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir by Wednesday Martin
- “Why I Let My Husband Pay Me a ‘Wife Bonus’ ” by Polly Phillips in the Telegraph
- A map of where working, American women are most common in the New York Times
- “How to Put Your Wife Out of Business” by Michael Lewis in the Los Angeles Times
- “What Was Gay?” by J. Bryan Lowder in Slate
- “How Much Does It Cost to Be a Bridesmaid?” by CNN’s Stephanie Steinberg
- “Reasons Why You Cannot Be a Bridesmaid” by Caity Weaver in Gawker
- Michelle Dean’s review of Bridesmaids in the Awl
- Classic bridesmaids movie, 27 Dresses
June recommends Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence by Bryan Burrough.
Outro: “On the Regular” by Shamir