The DoubleX Gabfest responds to David Brooks’ column “Why Is Clinton Disliked?”

Hobbies the DoubleX Gabfest Enjoys Even if David Brooks Thinks They Don’t Count

Hobbies the DoubleX Gabfest Enjoys Even if David Brooks Thinks They Don’t Count

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June 2 2016 4:39 PM
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Are Hobbies Sexist? 

The DoubleX Gabfest tackles the claim that Hillary Clinton is disliked because she doesn’t have hobbies.  

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Last week, David Brooks wrote a column for the New York Times suggesting that voters can’t relate to Hillary Clinton because she doesn’t have hobbies. In this week's edition of the DoubleX Gabfest, hosts Noreen Malone, Hanna Rosin, and June Thomas question that article and the sexism embedded in hobbies. Why are some activities considered as hobbies for men but necessities for women? And what does Hillary Clinton do in her free time?

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