Women’s strike, romantic comedies, and PMS on the DoubleX Gabfest.

We’re Not Scientists, but PMS Is Real

We’re Not Scientists, but PMS Is Real

Slate’s weekly women’s roundtable.
March 9 2017 9:21 AM

The DoubleX Gabfest “Keep It Dusty” Edition

Listen to the DoubleX Gabfest on the women’s strike, romantic comedies, and PMS.


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On this week’s DoubleX Gabfest, Invisibilia co-host Hanna Rosin, New York magazine’s Noreen Malone, and managing producer of Slate podcasts June Thomas discuss the women’s strike on International Women’s Day. They also discuss how romantic comedies are changing and the debate over PMS.

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DoubleX recommendations:

Noreen: The Women

Hanna: The Visiting Privilege, by Joy Williams

June: “The Little Church of Perry Mason,” by Dave Hickey, in his book Air Guitar

This podcast was produced by Veralyn Williams. Our intern is Daniel Schroeder.

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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.