The Waves

DoubleX Gabfest: We Just Want Attention Edition

We talk to Peggy Orenstein about her new book, Girls and Sex.  

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On this week’s Gabfest, Invisibilia co-host Hanna Rosin joins New York magazine’s Noreen Malone and Slate’s Outward blog editor June Thomas to discuss Peggy Orenstein’s new book, Girls and Sex, “they” as a gender neutral pronoun, and whether the term “attention seeking” is sexist.

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Other items discussed in the show:

DoubleX recommendations:

June recommends “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia”, Episode 6 of American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson

Hanna recommends “The Voyeur’s Motel,” by Gay Talese

Noreen recommends Everybody Wants Some!! by Richard Linklater

This podcast was produced by Ann Heppermann. Our intern is Shiva Bayat.

Outro song: Mariah Carey’s “Thirsty”

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