Patricia Highsmith, the new movie Carol, Maureen Dowd, Hollywood, and women.

The New Movie Carol. All Those Smoldering Looks.

The New Movie Carol. All Those Smoldering Looks.

Slate’s weekly women’s roundtable.
Nov. 30 2015 9:34 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Cate Blanchett’s Mink edition

We talk to Maureen Dowd about sexism in Hollywood.

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On this week’s Gabfest, Slate’s Hanna Rosin and June Thomas join New York editor Noreen Malone to discuss Maureen Dowd’s New York Times Magazine article, “The Women of Hollywood Speak Out”; Carol, an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Price of Salt; and Palo Alto, California’s unusually high number of teen suicides.  

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DoubleX recommendations:

June recommends Jessica Jones on Netflix.

Noreen recommends Desk Set by Walter Lang.

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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.

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