Online misogyny, Starbucks’ cruel scheduling software, and benevolent sexism.

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DoubleX Gabfest: The Daddy’s Little Princess Edition

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In this week’s Gabfest, Slate senior editor Jessica Winter, Outward editor June Thomas, and New York editor Noreen Malone discuss how just-in-time scheduling affects low-wage workers and how “benevolent sexism” affects women. Slate staff writer Amanda Hess joins them to talk about social media misogyny and what can be done about it.

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June recommends the six-part BBC drama Happy Valley, which is now available on Netflix. She is particularly enthusiastic about its star, Sarah Lancashire.

Noreen says that Jenny Lewis’ new release, The Voyager, reminds her of her college days spent listening to Rilo Kiley.

Outro: Rilo Kiley's "The Execution of All Things"

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Noreen Malone is a senior editor at New York Magazine.

June Thomas is managing producer of Slate podcasts.

Jessica Winter is Slate’s features editor and the author of the novel Break in Case of Emergency.