Rebecca Traister, single ladies, teens and social media, and Kesha and Dr. Luke.

Why Are Single Women a Powerful Political Force?

Why Are Single Women a Powerful Political Force?

Slate’s weekly women’s roundtable.
Feb. 25 2016 11:02 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Free Kesha Edition

Listen to the DoubleX Gabfest about single ladies, sexting, and Kesha vs. Dr. Luke.

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On this week’s Gabfest, Invisibilia co-host Hanna Rosin joins New York magazine editor Noreen Malone and Slate culture writer Aisha Harris to talk about the force of single women in today’s political landscape, teen girls and social media, and the Kesha–Dr. Luke court case.

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DoubleX recommendations:

Aisha recommends American Crime on ABC

Hanna recommends the podcast Short Cuts on the BBC

Noreen recommends watching this year’s Oscar-nominated shorts.

This podcast was produced by Ann Heppermann. Our intern is Shiva Bayat.

Outro song: “Single Ladies” by Beyoncé

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Aisha Harris is a Slate culture writer and host of the Slate podcast Represent.

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.