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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:
- “Women Who Dye Their (Armpit) Hair,” by Andrew Adam Newman in the New York Times
- “Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Pit Hair,” by Allison P. Davis and Kathleen Hou in the Cut
- New York Daily News and E! report on celebrity armpit hair
- The Center for Medical Progress’ edited videos, full videos, and transcripts about Planned Parenthood.
- “Planned Parenthood Tells Congress More Videos of Clinics Might Surface,” by Jackie Calmes in the New York Times
- “How the Planned Parenthood Video Was Used to Attack Breast Cancer Funding,” by Amanda Marcotte in Slate
- “Meet Your New Fantasy Man: The Emotional Bodyguard,” by Allison P. Davis in the Cut
- The video “Notes on the Gaze” by Chelsea McMullan on Nowness
- Wesley Morris reviews Magic Mike XXL in Grantland
- Magic Mike vs. Magic Mike XXL in a charticle by Eliana Dockterman in Time
Summer Movie Club: On the next episode we’ll talk about Ridley Scott’s 1991 film Thelma & Louise.
June recommends Lea DeLaria’s new album of David Bowie covers, House of David.
Seth recommends the Nina Simone documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone?
This podcast was produced by Ann Heppermann. Our intern is Jessie Chasan-Taber.