Column: DOUBLE X

Double X is a new Web site that features a collection of women engaging in conversation -- about politics, sex, fashion, science, work-life balance, culture and more -- as both men and women listen in. Subjects both high to low are tackled with an approach that's unabashedly intellectual but not dry or condescending.

That approach fits neatly into our mission here at The Washington Post Magazine. So each week, we'll pose a question and print a sampling of thoughts, debates and reactions in the dead-tree version of the Magazine. A longer version will be posted online, and readers are invited to chime in with their own ideas and opinions.

Check back here every Friday, or visit doublex.com to join the conversation.

(DoubleX.com is also owned by The Washington Post Company.)

THIS WEEK
Should women play dumb to get ahead? Contributors to Slate's DoubleX respond.
 
March 7
What old adages, advice or sayings have your found to be true for real life?
 
Feb. 21
When are women at their most competitive?
 
Feb. 14
When are you going to have kids? So you're still single then? How's the job hunt? Sometimes strangers ask the darndest questions. What small-talk topics are too annoying to bear?
 
Feb. 7
Which wedding tradition do you wish to be abolished?
 
Jan. 31
Research suggests that a "nerdy" environment -- one that includes "Star Wars" paraphernalia, computer games and junk food -- can turn women off to careers in computer science. What sort of factors would you say make a work environment unattractive or unwelcoming to women?
 
Jan. 17
With Hollywood awards season in full swing, we wonder: should men and women be honored in separate categories?
 
Jan. 3
When a male celebrity perpetrates violence against a woman -- for example, when Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna -- do his female fans have a responsibility to turn their backs on him?
 
Dec. 27
Research shows 80 percent of New Year's resolutions are broken by Valentine's Day. Do you make a resolution each year, and have you ever actually kept one successfully?
 
Dec. 20
At what point do cat-calls, wolf-whistles and flirtatious street comments go from compliments to harassment?
 
Dec. 13
How do you react when you get a holiday gift you don't like?
 
Dec. 6
Do women's colleges still play a necessary role?
 
Nov. 29
Is office gossip malicious and counterproductive? Or can the workplace grapevine be a useful social tool?
 
Nov. 22
Thanksgiving togetherness -- love it or dread it?
 
Nov. 15
Is chronic complaining a vice to be cured or a cathartic means of venting?
 
Nov. 8
Is donating your eggs to an infertile couple a smart way to make cash, or should women's bodies never be for sale?
 
Nov. 1
According to a recent issue of Wired magazine, women performed just as well as men in late 1950s astronaut training tests. What if a woman had been the first American in space? Read what others think, and share your own opinion.
 
Oct. 25
Census data shows the opt-in trend, in which women with advanced degrees and successful careers were supposedly quitting to become stay-at-home moms in droves, is actually a myth. What does that mean about women and work? Read what others think, and share your own opinion.
 
Oct. 18
Recent talk about whether John Edwards is the father of mistress Rielle Hunter's child makes us wonder: How should a wronged wife handle a love child? Read what others think, and share your own opinion.
 
Oct. 11
The Washington Post Magazine teams up with the voices of DoubleX.com to spark conversation among women. This week: Should you let kids walk to school alone? Read what others think, and share your own opinion.
 
Oct. 4
The Washington Post Magazine teams up with the voices of DoubleX.com to spark conversation among women. This week: Are female doctors more empathetic than male doctors? Read what others think, and share your own opinion.
 
SEPT. 27
Should you make special requests about which teacher or classroom your child is in?
 

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