Allison Benedikt

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

DoubleX Gabfest
Nov. 28 2013 9:02 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Chanksgiving EditionListen to Slate’s show about the feuding Cheneys, GoldieBlox feminism, and Thanksgivukkah.
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.
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 Self-Made Man

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

The GOP Senate Candidate in Iowa Doesn’t Want Voters to Know Just How Conservative She Really Is

Does Your Child Have “Sluggish Cognitive Tempo”? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?

Why Indians in America Are Mad for India’s New Prime Minister

The Strange History of Wives Gazing at Their Husbands in Political Ads


See Me

Transparent is the fall’s only great new show.


Lena Dunham, the Book

More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.

Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD

The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
Sept. 30 2014 12:04 PM John Hodgman on Why He Wore a Blue Dress to Impersonate Ayn Rand
  News & Politics
Sept. 30 2014 2:36 PM This Court Erred The Supreme Court has almost always sided with the wealthy, the privileged, and the powerful.
Building a Better Workplace
Sept. 30 2014 1:16 PM You Deserve a Pre-cation The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.
Sept. 30 2014 1:48 PM Thrashed Florida State’s new president is underqualified and mistrusted. But here’s how he can turn it around.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 30 2014 11:42 AM Listen to Our September Music Roundup Hot tracks from a cooler month, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 2:56 PM How Faithful Is David Fincher’s Gone Girl?
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 2:38 PM Scientists Use Electrical Impulses to Help Paralyzed Rats Walk Again
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 30 2014 7:30 AM What Lurks Beneath the Methane Lakes of Titan?
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PM NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.