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?
DoubleX Gabfest: The Carlos Danger EditionListen to Slate’s show about the trials of Huma Abedin, polyamory, and texting exes.
It’s Amazing to Be a Working Mom in France—Unless You Want a JobFrance supports women having children, and then discriminates against them for it.
First Lost, Then MurderedMelissa moved to New York to cut hair. Then she became a prostitute. Then she was gone.
Yes, Childbirth Is More Expensive in the U.S. But You Get What You Pay For.The Canadian woman couldn’t get her first appointment for eight months, although it was free. The American got an appointment right away, but it cost a fortune.
My Gay Dad Dreamed of This DayI was raised by a single, gay father in the 1970s. I wish he had lived to see the Supreme Court's decision.
Is Diet Soda Girly?Marketing companies take on gender contamination, the idea that when women flock to a product, men flee.
Reconsider the MammogramYes, they result in false positives. But that’s because we’re using them incorrectly. A new model fixes that.
Post-TragedyI once knew a girl who lost her whole family before she finished high school. I decided to see what happened to her.
Cry of the Republican Male SenatorNina Pillard is Obama’s choice for D.C. Circuit Court judge. Nina Pillard is a liberal woman. Ergo Nina Pillard is a radical feminist.
Is Sex Addiction Real or Just an Excuse?A new study suggests that there’s no such thing as a clinical addiction to sex.
Christine Quinn Wants to Be the First Female Mayor of New York CitySo she wrote a book all about wedding planning.