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How Should a Male Feminist Be?

How Should a Male Feminist Be?

Slate’s weekly women’s roundtable.
Aug. 20 2015 2:22 PM

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On this week’s Gabfest, Slate’s Hanna Rosin and June Thomas join New York editor Noreen Malone to address listeners’ questions on topics ranging from princess culture and the gender divide in nonprofits to upspeak and male feminists.

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DoubleX recommendations:

June recommends Paul Weitz’s new film, Grandma, which stars Lily Tomlin.

Hanna recommends the two-part This American Life episode The Problem We All Live With by Nikole Hannah-Jones and the Henry VIII disappearing wives mug.

Noreen recommends Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album, Emotion.


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

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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.