Amanda Hess Amanda Hess

Amanda Hess is a Slate staff writer. 

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Sept. 5 2014 2:16 PMThe Oakland Raiders Finally Gave Their Cheerleaders Minimum Wage. Yay?
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Sept. 3 2014 4:14 PMInside AnonIB, Where Hacking Is a Sport and Women’s Bodies Are the Prize
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Aug. 28 2014 6:24 PMRepublicans Court Female Voters By Carefully Explaining That Women Are Wrong
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Aug. 27 2014 12:51 PMWhat If Men Weren't Allowed on Facebook?
Aug. 21 2014 5:40 PMThe Bro Whisperer of Bustle Bryan Goldberg’s site for women was doomed from the start. One year later, it’s hugely successful. What’s his secret?
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Aug. 19 2014 2:05 PMFark Wants to Ban Misogyny. Is That Even Possible?
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Aug. 14 2014 12:57 PMBYU’s Sex Ban Is Terrible for Victims of Sexual Assault
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Aug. 11 2014 5:55 PMIt’s Time to Stop Shaming the Steubenville Rapists
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Aug. 8 2014 5:53 PMThe One Great Thing About the Truly Awful Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie
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Aug. 6 2014 6:03 PMMale Basketball Coach Says a Female Coach Could Never “Mold Boys Into Successful Men”
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Aug. 5 2014 10:04 AMMarvel’s Ridiculous Excuse for Why It Won’t Make Movies That Star Women
Slate Picks
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
Sept. 5 2014 1:43 PM“That Screaming Lady”Lena Dunham, Jill Soloway, and other funny women on what Joan Rivers meant to them. 
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Sept. 2 2014 11:14 AM“Don't Take Nude Selfies,” Shrug It Off, and Other Gross Advice for Hacked Celebs
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Aug. 28 2014 1:16 PMAngelina and Brad Finally Wed. Will Billy Bob Thornton Ever Find Happiness?
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Aug. 26 2014 12:24 PMStephen Colbert Is Fake Sorry for Having Only One Female Writer
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Aug. 20 2014 2:13 PMSports Illustrated Tells Us to Remember Mo’Ne Davis’ Name. How Long Until They Forget?
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Aug. 14 2014 5:55 PMRobin Williams' Death Inspires Twitter to Crack Down on Online Harassment (Just a Little Bit)
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Aug. 12 2014 4:38 PMLocal Mom Decides Important Sports Case
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Aug. 11 2014 5:40 PMJezebel Staff Goes After Gawker for Ignoring Sexist Comments and Rape GIFs
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Aug. 8 2014 11:16 AMThe Rise of the Ironic Man-Hater
Future Tense
Aug. 6 2014 11:00 AMTwitter Won’t Stop Harassment on Its Platform, So Its Users Are Stepping In
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



Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case

Even When They Go to College, the Poor Sometimes Stay Poor

Here’s Just How Far a Southern Woman May Have to Drive to Get an Abortion

The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented

Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy

It’s also a mess. Can the movies do better?


Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada

Space: The Next Generation

An All-Female Mission to Mars

As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.

Watching Netflix in Bed. Hanging Bananas. Is There Anything These Hooks Can’t Solve?

The Procedural Rule That Could Prevent Gay Marriage From Reaching SCOTUS Again

  News & Politics
Oct. 20 2014 3:53 PM Smash and Grab Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?
Oct. 20 2014 5:39 PM Whole Foods Desperately Wants Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again
Oct. 20 2014 3:16 PM The Catholic Church Is Changing, and Celibate Gays Are Leading the Way
  Double X
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Oct. 20 2014 1:10 PM Women Are Still Losing Jobs for Getting Pregnant
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 5:03 PM Marcel the Shell Is Back and as Endearing as Ever
Future Tense
Oct. 20 2014 4:59 PM Canadian Town Cancels Outdoor Halloween Because Polar Bears
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Oct. 20 2014 11:46 AM Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding? The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.