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28 May 2016

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Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic) and Elizabeth Nolan Brown (Reason, elizabethnolanbrown.com)

On Friedersdorf, Elizabeth kicks things off by describing a project in which she photographs 30-year-old women. Conor expresses skepticism about the new theory that men today are more emotionally needy than before. Is everyone just freaking out about the end of gender norms? The diavloggers debate the government’s proper role in combating obesity and consider portion size and deferred gratification. Conor inquires as to whether opposite-gender bathrooms should be used when they’re empty and the bathroom to which you’re assigned is full. Plus: Is wedding planning inherently sexist?

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Recorded:Sep 21    Posted:Sep 26, 2012
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Friedersdorf | Sep 26, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf & Elizabeth Nolan Brown

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