DoubleX Gabfest talks Theresa May, Gretchen Carlson, The Bachelor, and UnReal.

Why Are Female Politicians Expected to Clean Up After the Men?

Why Are Female Politicians Expected to Clean Up After the Men?

Slate’s weekly women’s roundtable.
July 14 2016 4:30 PM

The Powerfraus Edition

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On this week’s Gabfest, Invisibilia co-host Hanna Rosin joins New York Magazine’s Noreen Malone and Slate Outward editor June Thomas to discuss Britain’s new prime minister, Theresa May, and the glass cliff. They also talk about Gretchen Carlson’s lawsuit against Roger Ailes, The Bachelor and UnReal.

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DoubleX recommendations:

June recommends Jessica Winter’s new book Break In Case of Emergency and Barbara Cook’s memoir Then and Now.

Hanna recommends The Girls by Emma Cline, and Invisibilia, the podcast she co-hosts for NPR.


Noreen recommends Remembering Denny by Calvin Trillin, and In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi.

This podcast was produced by Ann Heppermann. Our intern is Daniel Schroeder.

Outro Song: “Powerfrau,” by Wise Guys

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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.