Dyed armpit hair, the controversial Planned Parenthood videos, and the female gaze.

What Is the Female Gaze Circa 2015?

What Is the Female Gaze Circa 2015?

Slate’s weekly women’s roundtable.
July 23 2015 10:18 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Manic Panic Armpits Edition

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On this week’s Gabfest, Slate’s June Thomas and Seth Stevenson join New York editor Noreen Malone to talk about the trend of women growing and dyeing their armpit hair, the Center for Medical Progress’ Planned Parenthood videos, and the female gaze from the street to the screen.

Other items discussed in the show:


Summer Movie Club: On the next episode we’ll talk about Ridley Scott’s 1991 film Thelma & Louise.

DoubleX recommendations:

June recommends Lea DeLaria’s new album of David Bowie covers, House of David.

Noreen recommends “My Mistake” by Cam, Ashley Monroe’s new album The Blade, and Monroe’s song “Weed Instead of Roses.”

Seth recommends the Nina Simone documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone?

This podcast was produced by Ann Heppermann. Our intern is Jessie Chasan-Taber.

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