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On this week’s episode of the Waves, Hanna, Noreen, and June are joined by New York Times opinion writer and Yale Law School professor Linda Greenhouse to discuss what Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court means for the future of Roe v. Wade. Then they discuss the reasons for America’s falling birth rate and why women are blamed for that decline. And finally, the saga of #planebae, the live tweeting of a budding romance on a flight from New York to Dallas.
Slate Plus: Is it sexist that we judge women more harshly than men for walking around in swimwear during hot weather?
Other items discussed on the show:
- “How Brett Kavanaugh Will Gut Roe v. Wade,” by Mark Joseph Stern in Slate
- “Roe Block: Why Republicans Don’t Actually Want to Repeal Roe v. Wade,” by William Saletan in Slate.
- “After Kavanaugh, the Deluge,” by Ross Douthat in the New York Times
- “How Will We Know What a Supreme Court Nominee Really Thinks?” by Linda Greenhouse in the New York Times
- “Can We Please Stop Blaming Women for Falling Birth Rates Now?” by Christina Cauterucci in Slate
- “Want More Babies? You Need Less Patriarchy,” by Michelle Goldberg in the New York Times
- “Plane Bae: How an In-Flight Matchmaker Broke the Internet,” by Alex Abad-Santos in Vox
June: The Dr. Blake Mysteries
Hanna: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
This podcast was produced by Veralyn Williams.
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