Alyssa Rosenberg

Alyssa Rosenberg writes about culture and television for Slate’s “XX Factor” blog. She also contributes to ThinkProgress and

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Dec. 7 2012 4:41 PMRoyal-Baby Mania and a Suicide in Britain
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Dec. 5 2012 12:08 PMImagine a Bar Where Women Gawk at Men's Chests and Men Cry Into Their Appletinis
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Dec. 4 2012 1:49 PMHow Ashley Judd Can Beat Mitch McConnell
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Dec. 3 2012 12:40 PMRoyal Rules Change Alert! If Kate and William Have a Girl, That Girl Is Queen
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Nov. 29 2012 2:09 PMNew Girl's Fake Fertility Panic Episode Wants You To Panic About Your Eggs. Don't.
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Nov. 27 2012 10:10 AMSmash is Coming Back. Can It Be More Like Nashville, Please?
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Nov. 23 2012 7:00 AMTen Women In Pop Culture I'm Thankful For This Year
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Nov. 19 2012 4:54 PMHope Solo Marries Jerramy Stevens and All We Can Say Is: Why?
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Nov. 15 2012 1:42 PMLiz Lemon Is Getting Married!
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Nov. 13 2012 4:30 PMWhile You Wait for More Petraeus Details, Watch These Four Great Political Scandal Movies
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Nov. 9 2012 4:24 PMThe End of the Bond Girl and the Rise of the Bond Woman
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Nov. 7 2012 4:25 PMA Good Night for Women in Politics. A Bad Night for Women on TV.
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Nov. 5 2012 4:07 PMDon't Do a Casablanca Sequel! Leave Ilsa and Victor Alone!
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Nov. 2 2012 4:35 PMMemo to Honda: Here's What Women Want in Our Lady Cars
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Oct. 31 2012 10:26 PMHow Women Can Save the Star Wars Franchise
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Dec. 6 2012 2:19 PMBret Easton Ellis Says Everyone Loves Kathryn Bigelow Because She's Hot
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Dec. 5 2012 11:37 AMMy Favorite Fictional Misogynist: Sons of Anarchy's Otto Delaney
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Dec. 3 2012 3:20 PMGeena Davis Institute Releases Totally Unsurprising Report About Women on TV
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Nov. 30 2012 9:49 AMLiz Lemon Gets Married and 30 Rock Solves the Traditional Wedding Dilemma for the Rest Of Us
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Nov. 28 2012 11:18 AMAbi Morgan on the Return of The Hour
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Nov. 26 2012 11:04 AMHow To Get More Women Writing Television? Convince Men It Matters.
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Nov. 20 2012 5:02 PMThe Best Sitcom About Your Dawson's Creek Obsession
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Nov. 19 2012 10:30 AMAdvice for Kristen Stewart, Now That Twilight is Done
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Nov. 14 2012 4:47 PMGQ's Totally Depressing Rihanna Interview
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Nov. 12 2012 1:09 PMThe Girl Scouts Are Taking Over Congress, and That's No Surprise
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Nov. 8 2012 4:01 PMHow Responsible Should a Network Be for Its Child Actors?
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Nov. 6 2012 8:54 AMHormonally Compromised: How the Women of Slate Really Voted
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Nov. 5 2012 2:13 PMSheryl Crow Says It's Time for a Woman President Because We Balance Our Checkbooks
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Nov. 1 2012 5:33 PMGeorge Saunders Makes Very Funny Rape Joke
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Oct. 29 2012 1:53 PMFour Lessons The Carrie Diaries Should Take from Sex and the City



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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.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

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Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.


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?

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