DoubleX Gabfest: The “What the Heck Is Dry Shampoo?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about how the government shutdown affects women, fall TV, and what BuzzFeed thinks about women in their 30s.
Interview From the “Chick Lit Dungeon”Elizabeth Gilbert on Happiness Jars, Jonathan Franzen, and the most patronizing word.
“Man at His Best” Moves to TVEsquire launches a network for non-meathead-y dudes with cash to spare.
No Justice for Cherice MoralesThe judge in the Montana rape case made a terrible decision, but caving to public pressure is worse.
Parents Make Better TeachersCharter schools are hiring young educators who only stick around for a few years. Bad move.
Brown Body, White WonderlandTo celebrate herself, Miley Cyrus used other women’s bodies as a joke—women who look like me.
You’re Not Stupid. You’re Slow.Teachers use a variety of words to describe failure. Here’s what they all mean.
Do You Have to Be Rich to Freeze Your Eggs?Not anymore. Competition and a controversial method are finally bringing prices down.
When Is a Sperm Donor a Dad?Jason Patric and his ex-girlfriend conceived a child via IVF. Now he’s fighting her, and California law, for parental rights.
Can You Name Your Baby Messiah?One judge in Tennessee says no. Should courts be allowed to change awful names like Tiny Hooker or Adolf Hitler?
Why Do We Tolerate Revenge Porn?A new bill in California tries to address the problem, but doesn’t go far enough.
A Digital AfterlifeYou’ve thought about a funeral. You’ve thought about a will. But have you thought about what to do with the Facebook account?
Unrigging the Admissions SystemThe path to getting into an elite school has long been shrouded in mystery. It’s up to us, the admissions officers, to lift the veil.
The Truth About the PillA new book argues that hormonal birth control is sexist and dangerous. Don’t believe it.
The Gender Wage Gap LieYou know that “women make 77 cents to every man’s dollar” line you’ve heard a hundred times? It’s not true.
A Spectacularly Awful Week in RapeWhen courts can’t get even the easy cases right, we’re in big trouble.
Beyond the Turkey BasterMidwives are performing intrauterine inseminations at home, without formal education or regulation. What could go wrong?
Is Diet Soda Girly?Marketing companies take on gender contamination, the idea that when women flock to a product, men flee.