2009: The City/Jersey Shore. Two MTV reality shows, and I can’t choose between them. The erotic rampages and end-of-the-world hot tubs of Jersey Shore are something to behold, but then again—one glimpse of the faces on The City, their affectless sheen and expression of bozo entitlement, tells you so clearly that you’re in 2009. I dunno—you decide.
Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, authors of this month's Atlantic cover story, sit down with Hanna Rosin to discuss the power of confidence and how self doubt holds women back.