Allison Benedikt

Allison Benedikt is a Slate senior editor. Follow her on Twitter.

Nov. 24 2013 11:49 PMNo ThanksgivukkahThe portmanteau holiday is bad for Jews and bad for America.
Oct. 4 2013 8:48 AMDoubleX 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.
Aug. 29 2013 5:50 AMIf You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad PersonA manifesto.
DoubleX Gabfest
Aug. 8 2013 2:03 PMDoubleX Gabfest: The No Sex and All Kindness EditionListen to Slate’s show about Orthodox Jewish feminists, life without sex, and kindness.
July 25 2013 10:32 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Carlos Danger EditionListen to Slate’s show about the trials of Huma Abedin, polyamory, and texting exes.
The Slatest
July 13 2013 10:48 PMGeorge Zimmerman Found Not Guilty
DoubleX Gabfest
July 11 2013 12:51 PMDoubleX Gabfest: The Mean Girls and Lost Girls EditionListen to Slate’s show about transgender kids, Lost Girls, and the return of “deranged” sorority girl Rebecca Martinson.
DoubleX Gabfest
June 27 2013 11:27 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Monogamish Sex EditionListen to Slate’s show about gay marriage, Wendy Davis and the crazy Texas abortion bill, and child style icons. 
The XX Factor
June 10 2013 4:21 PMAn Absolutely Devastating Story on Life After Newtown for One Victim's Family
DoubleX Gabfest
Feb. 21 2013 11:15 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Don Henley Was Hot EditionListen to Slate’s show about the second season of Girls; linguistic trends on Twitter; and Emily Bazelon’s new book about bullying, Sticks and Stones.
Feb. 1 2013 11:16 PMThe Marriage PlotSuzanne Venker’s recipe for a lasting union: “Just be nice, cook, and have sex!”
Tv Club
Jan. 23 2013 9:56 AMParenthood Season 4When one door closes, another one gets knocked on by a Braverman. 
The XX Factor
Jan. 15 2013 12:44 PMExperts Say Not To Bribe Kids. I'll Give You $10 and Stale Halloween Candy if You Prove Them Wrong.
Tv Club
Jan. 9 2013 9:53 AMParenthood Season 4Move over cancer. The abortion episode is finally here.  
Tv Club
Jan. 2 2013 9:57 AMParenthood Season 4Ray Romano, sex symbol. Discuss.
The XX Factor
Nov. 14 2013 2:46 PMIf You Don't Have a Consultant for Your Nanny, Your Children Will Never Succeed
The XX Factor
Sept. 26 2013 11:43 AMDaily Telegraph Exposes Britain’s Horrific Forced-Labor Program
DoubleX Gabfest
Aug. 22 2013 2:38 PMDoubleX Gabfest: The Female Gay Mike Bloomberg EditionListen to Slate’s show about Orange Is the New Black, Christine Quinn, and the case of the Craigslist killer.
July 29 2013 5:52 AMThe One Thing No One Tells You Before You Have KidsDon’t get a dog.
The XX Factor
July 14 2013 12:55 AMZimmerman's Brother Says He Wants to Heal Nation, and BTW Trayvon Wanted Guns, Drugs
The XX Factor
July 12 2013 4:12 PMTexas Statehouse Confiscating Tampons and Pads as Senate Debate on Abortion Begins
The XX Factor
July 1 2013 3:14 PMHaving a Baby in the U.S. Costs Way Too Much, Especially If You Actually Pay Your Bills
DoubleX Gabfest
June 13 2013 11:56 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Are Fathers Necessary? EditionListen to Slate’s show about Lauren Sandler’s new book on being and having an only child, fathers (what are they good for?), and the case against wedding presents.
May 30 2013 12:03 PMDoubleX Gabfest: The Monkey Desire EditionListen to Slate’s show about female desire; how gay marriage might save straight marriage; and the fraught relationship among women, shoes, and the media.
DoubleX Gabfest
Feb. 7 2013 10:10 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Mrs. Carter EditionListen to Slate’s show about pop culture and (maybe) feminist icon Beyoncé; The New Yorker’s recent story about mass shooter Amy Bishop; and a new paper on the myths of weight loss.
DoubleX Gabfest
Jan. 24 2013 11:12 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Michelle’s Bangs EditionListen to Slate’s show about Michelle Obama’s evolution and style, the lasting impact of high school, and porn for women. 
Tv Club
Jan. 16 2013 9:59 AMParenthood Season 4Is the show all about family too critical of its female characters?
DoubleX Gabfest
Jan. 10 2013 11:01 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Do You Like the Way We Sound? EditionListen to Slate’s show about Elizabeth Wurtzel’s confessional in New York magazine, vocal fry, and Hillary Clinton’s recent health scare. 
Jan. 9 2013 9:00 AM“Being a Single Parent Is Many Things. But It Is Not Failure.”Slate readers on the upsides of single parenthood.
DoubleX Gabfest
Dec. 27 2012 8:36 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Home for the Holidays EditionListen to Slate’s show about women and guns, This Is 40, and the agony (or ecstasy) of going home for the holidays.



Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Global Marches Demand Action on Climate Change


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

  News & Politics
Sept. 20 2014 11:13 AM -30-
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 11:33 AM Planned Parenthood Is About to Make It a Lot Easier to Get Birth Control
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PM Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 5:03 PM White House Chief Information Officer Will Run U.S. Ebola Response
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 21 2014 8:00 AM An Astronaut’s Guided Video Tour of Earth
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.