Amanda Hess Amanda Hess

Amanda Hess is a Slate staff writer. 

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Aug. 5 2014 10:04 AMMarvel’s Ridiculous Excuse for Why It Won’t Make Movies That Star Women
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Aug. 1 2014 12:18 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Staff writer Amanda Hess shares the stories that impressed and intrigued her.
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July 23 2014 12:26 PMWomen Can Succeed in Corporate America, as Long as They Don't Promote Other Women
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July 21 2014 1:13 PMRonda Rousey and the Danger of the Exceptional Female Athlete
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July 2 2014 2:20 PMNFL Cheerleaders Finally Have Something to Cheer About
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June 30 2014 5:03 PMDoctors Are Examining Your Genitals for No Reason
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June 26 2014 4:25 PMWe're Wasting Our Best Filmmakers on Tampon Ads
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June 25 2014 5:36 PMHow Robin Thicke Became the World's Creepiest Pop Star  
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June 24 2014 11:13 AMNew Study Finds That Casual Sex Is Good for You (If You Are a Jerk and Male)
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June 19 2014 1:35 PMDov Charney's Dirty Old Man Act Finally Catches Up to Him
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June 16 2014 4:21 PMThis Panel of Six White Male CEOs Is Great News for Women
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June 13 2014 4:08 PMFinally, an Action Figure That Won't Make Girls Hate Themselves
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June 11 2014 12:23 PMThe WNBA Finally Recognizes Its Lesbian Fans. It’s About Time.
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June 10 2014 3:22 PMA New App Wants to Weed the Creeps Out of Online Dating. Can It Be Done?
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June 5 2014 8:28 AMAn Alleged Sexual Assault at a Georgia High School Rehashes the Lessons of Steubenville
Aug. 4 2014 1:51 PMThe NBA’s Woman SolutionWhy is men’s basketball so good at promoting women?
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July 28 2014 4:37 PMGender Role Reversal in Music Videos Can Only Be Achieved By Objectifying Women
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July 22 2014 3:14 PM$190 Million Can’t Buy “Closure” for the Victims of Johns Hopkins’ Abusive Gynecologist
July 6 2014 10:15 PMTen Feet Tall!!!A cartoon biography of the wrestler André the Giant.
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July 1 2014 1:49 PMWhat I Learned From Talking to Tinder’s Justin Mateen About Women
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June 27 2014 1:18 PMDov Charney Was Fired for Losing Money, Not Sexual Harassment
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June 26 2014 11:25 AMI Went to See Mike Daisey's Show About #YesAllWomen
June 25 2014 9:01 AM“Most Bootyful Butts!” “Best Bulges!”Why it’s great to objectify World Cup players.
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June 20 2014 8:52 AMIgnore This Image Consultant's Advice, and Die Ugly and Sad
June 18 2014 11:53 PMThe White KnightNicholas Kristof wants to save the world with his New York Times columns. Why are so many of them wrong?
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June 16 2014 2:13 PM“No Means No” Isn’t Enough. We Need Affirmative Consent Laws to Curb Sexual Assault.  
June 13 2014 7:45 AMKeeping Up With DadMy father took me hiking deep into the Grand Canyon, and then he got me out. Twice.
History of Innovation
June 11 2014 8:02 AMThe Bear NecessitiesThe grizzly history of bear pepper sprays.
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June 9 2014 3:23 PMCan the Female Condom Ever Catch On?
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June 3 2014 4:54 PMSmile, Baby! A New Study Shows How Often Women and Gay Men Are Sexually Harassed on the Street.




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. 

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.

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Lifetime Didn’t Find the Steubenville Rape Case Dramatic Enough, So They Added Self-Immolation

The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.

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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?
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Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
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Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
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Sept. 20 2014 3:21 PM “The More You Know (About Black People)” Uses Very Funny PSAs to Condemn Black Stereotypes
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Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
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Bad Astronomy
Sept. 20 2014 7:00 AM The Shaggy Sun
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.