The Waves

The “Will Porn Be Banned in the Matriarchy?” Edition

The DoubleX Gabfest on domestic abuse in the White House, teens watching porn, and Lena Dunham’s hysterectomy.

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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 latest domestic abuse scandal at the White House, the type of men drawn to work there, and their trouble with background checks. Then they talk about teenagers and porn. Are they watching too much of it, and is there anything we can do about it? Finally, the gabbers discuss Lena Dunham’s new essay in Vogue about getting a hysterectomy.

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DoubleX recommendations:

June: The World Only Spins Forward, by Isaac Butler and Dan Kois

Hanna: This Could Hurt, by Jillian Medoff

Noreen: Paris Is Burning

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

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