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On this week’s DoubleX Gabfest, managing producer of Slate podcasts June Thomas and New York magazine’s Noreen Malone are joined by former director of the Women’s Bureau at the Department of Labor Latifa Lyles to discuss the anti-diversity memo written by a Google employee and the type of culture it embraced. Then they talk about the new TV series The Bold Type about young women working at a fashion magazine. Finally, they break down the music video for Charli XCX’s “Boys” and its use of the female gaze.
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Other items discussed in the show:
- “Google Employee’s Anti-Diversity Manifesto Goes ‘Internally Viral’ ,” by Louise Matsakis in Motherboard
- The full text of the memo on Motherboard
- “The Google Anti-Diversity Memo Cribs Its Worst Arguments From Men’s Rights Activists,” by Christina Cauterucci in Slate
- The Bold Type
- The Devil Wears Prada
- Sex and the City
- “Boys,” by Charli XCX
- “Would Someone Please Edit the Fat Jew and Charlie Puth Out of the “Boys” Video?” by Heather Schwedel
- “Your Guide to Every Essential GIF From the Charli XCX ‘Boys’ Video,” by R. Eric Thomas in Elle
Noreen: The Pleasures of Cooking for One, by Judith Jones
June: Friends From College
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