DoubleX Gabfest: The Rookie Edition

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In this week’s gabfest, DoubleX founding editor Hanna Rosin along with Slate senior editor Jessica Grose and editor Kate Julian discuss the heroines of 9/11, a study from psychology professor Sheri A. Berenbaum about whether women’s career preferences are formed in the womb, and the new magazine Rookie from wunderkind Tavi Gevinson.

The DoubleX weekly “coffee talk” endorsements:

Hanna Rosin recommends the Meg Wolitzer book The Uncoupling, in which the women of a New Jersey town go on a Lysistrata-style sex strike.


Kate Julian loved Tana French’s novel Faithful Place, which has incredible Irish slang.

Jessica Grose implores you to buy Wild Flag’s new self-titled album and suggests you watch the video for their single, “Romance.”

Here are some links to other things we discussed this week:

Women and Science: Are Career Preferences Really Created in the Womb?” in Slate.
Sex Hormones Impact Career Choices” from the Penn State website.
Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences by Rebecca Jordan-Young.
Psych-Out Sexism” in Slate.
Flight Attendants” from New York Magazine’s Encyclopedia of 9/11.
Chapter Excerpt from The Terror Dream via
Tavi Says” from The New Yorker.
How Sassy Is Tavi Gevinson?” from the New York Times Magazine.