Covering up Cosmopolitan, IUDs and the birth control revolution, and Thelma & Louise.

Should Cosmopolitan Be Covered Up (or Left Au Naturel)?

Should Cosmopolitan Be Covered Up (or Left Au Naturel)?

Slate’s weekly women’s roundtable.
Aug. 6 2015 12:12 PM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Fun Fearless Female Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the birth control revolution.

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On this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX founding editor Hanna Rosin, Slate culture critic and Outward editor June Thomas, and Slate associate editor Laura Anderson talk about retailers covering up Cosmopolitan covers, the Warren Buffett–funded birth control revolution, and Thelma & Louise.

DoubleX recommendations:

June recommends Local Girls by Caroline Zancan


Laura recommends the new Meryl Streep movie Ricki and The Flash and its song “Cold One,” written by Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice.

Hanna recommends the podcast You Must Remember This.

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

DoubleX plugs:

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L.V. Anderson is a former Slate associate editor.

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.