The Bag of Rocks We Lug AroundWhy one longtime Slate writer misses the feminist exuberance around Hillary Clinton’s 2008 run.
The Tampon as Rainbow-Breathing UnicornCo-working spaces offer endless freebies—beer on tap, catered breakfasts, massages. Why can’t they provide menstrual products?
“Scary and Absurd”A dangerous pregnancy, a mother of four, and the real-life impact of North Carolina’s abortion restrictions.
“When They Say No, People Won’t Listen”How anti-trans conservatives turn left-wing rhetoric to their advantage.
Are You a Boy or a Girl?It starts with a gender-reveal celebration, and it culminates at the door of a bathroom in North Carolina.
Toward a New Theory of the Bad Dad and HusbandAnd a new history of the women whose names and work will never be known.
How “She Just Wants Attention” Became America’s Hottest Sexist InsultThe diabolical potency of a misogynist stereotype.
Wake Up and Smell the CoffeeDon’t be fooled by the scary reports that drinking caffeine before conception causes miscarriages.
“It’s All Me”A new memoir portrays the high pressure, loneliness, and constant uncertainty of life as a military wife.
100 Percent Positive NewsHow Closer magazine creates analog clickbait for celebrity-obsessed older women.
A Second Look at the Second WaveIt’s fashionable to critique the myopia of 1970s feminists. But it’s also wrong.
What’s Wrong With the Brock Turner SentenceIt reveals our broken system for punishing sexual assault.
How Brands Get the Most Out of TrollsWhen bigoted weirdos attack progressive ad campaigns, everybody wins.
Why Hillary Should Pick Elizabeth Warren for VeepIt would instantly revitalize Clinton’s long slog of a campaign.
The Athleisure of UnmentionablesSlate asked lingerie experts about bralettes, the newest trend in undergarments.
“We’ll Have a Completely Sexless Society”How bathrooms became the new battleground of the religious right.
There’s No Good Reason for an “Independent Study”And if your professor suggests one, run the other way.
Birth Is Not Performance ArtA conversation with Amy Tuteur—the Skeptical OB—about the overreach of the natural childbirth movement.