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

Conor is joined by Elizabeth, who argues that men should be welcomed into feminism. But would she extend her offer to James Poulos, author of the controversial and provocatively titled article “What Are Women For?” Conor poses the next question: Should contraception be free? He isn’t so sure. And Elizabeth isn’t sure she buys David Brooks’s argument that the American elite talks like sexual progressives but behaves like traditionalists. It’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week—so of what should we be aware? And that prompts Conor to ask, “Are foodies disordered eaters?” Plus: ex-DC residents on whether the culture of the city forces idealistic young people to sell out.

 

 

 

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Friedersdorf | Feb 28, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf & Elizabeth Nolan Brown

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