Amanda Hess Amanda Hess

Amanda Hess is a Slate staff writer. 

The XX Factor
June 16 2014 2:13 PM“No Means No” Isn’t Enough. We Need Affirmative Consent Laws to Curb Sexual Assault.  
Family
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.
The XX Factor
June 9 2014 3:23 PMCan the Female Condom Ever Catch On?
The XX Factor
June 3 2014 4:54 PMSmile, Baby! A New Study Shows How Often Women and Gay Men Are Sexually Harassed on the Street.
The XX Factor
May 29 2014 11:25 AM“If I Can’t Have Them, No One Will”: How Misogyny Kills Men
Doublex
May 27 2014 5:04 PMWhy It’s So Hard for Men to See MisogynyMen were surprised by #YesAllWomen because men don’t see what women experience.
The XX Factor
May 23 2014 10:11 AMA Bachelorette Composer Reveals How He Drums Up Drama and Romance on Reality TV
The XX Factor
May 21 2014 5:22 PMSoccer Fails Its Donald Sterling Moment
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May 20 2014 1:40 PM28 Non-Pornographic Things That Have Been Described as “Porn for Women”
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May 16 2014 3:49 PMHow One Video Game Company Is Leading the Charge Against Online Harassment
The XX Factor
May 15 2014 4:54 PMShort Shorts on Men: A Social Necessity
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May 14 2014 5:03 PMStudent Journalists Exposed Columbia University’s Rape Crisis. Then One of Their Own Was Accused.
The XX Factor
May 9 2014 5:13 PMWhy Mother’s Day Ads Are So Cloyingly Sexist
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May 8 2014 5:49 PMThe Limits of What We Can Learn From Monica Lewinsky
The XX Factor
June 13 2014 4:08 PMFinally, an Action Figure That Won't Make Girls Hate Themselves
The XX Factor
June 11 2014 12:23 PMThe WNBA Finally Recognizes Its Lesbian Fans. It’s About Time.
The XX Factor
June 10 2014 3:22 PMA New App Wants to Weed the Creeps Out of Online Dating. Can It Be Done?
The XX Factor
June 5 2014 8:28 AMAn Alleged Sexual Assault at a Georgia High School Rehashes the Lessons of Steubenville
Doublex
June 3 2014 1:20 PMNo More ShmashmortionObvious Child is the most honest abortion movie I’ve ever seen. It’s about time.
The XX Factor
May 28 2014 9:32 AMA New Study on Slut-Shaming Finds That Rich Girls Are the Worst
The XX Factor
May 24 2014 5:48 PMThe Pick-Up Artist Community’s Predictable, Horrible Response to a Mass Murder
The XX Factor
May 22 2014 5:29 PMSexists Don’t Hate Women. They Just Prefer Men.
Doublex
May 21 2014 10:50 AMShorts WarsAmanda Hess and Troy Patterson chat about rising hemlines, trend pieces, and men’s short shorts.   
The XX Factor
May 19 2014 4:19 PMHow Chirlane McCray Became New York City’s Ideal First Lady
The XX Factor
May 16 2014 12:30 PMNo, the Scrunchie Is Not Back
Doublex
May 15 2014 11:01 AMWoman at the Top of the MastheadThe media called her “brusque” and  “polarizing.” But to young women at the New York Times, Jill Abramson was everything.
The XX Factor
May 13 2014 5:36 PMElite College Students Protest Their Elite Commencement Speakers
The XX Factor
May 9 2014 1:31 PMThe New York Times Obituary Page Has a Grave Gender Imbalance
Doublex
May 7 2014 5:14 PM“Ditsy, Predatory White House Intern”Looking back on how Maureen Dowd painted Monica Lewinsky as a crazy bimbo—and won a Pulitzer for it.

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