Amanda Hess Amanda Hess

Amanda Hess is a Slate staff writer. 

The XX Factor
Sept. 18 2014 12:03 PMThe NFL Opines on “the Role of the Female”
Sept. 17 2014 4:10 PMCan These Women Fix the NFL?Or will the NFL fix them?
Sept. 12 2014 2:45 PMThe Character Loses Battles, but the Writer’s Won the War Caitlin Moran is all grown up. Can her autobiographical novel about an unformed girl overcome that?
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Sept. 10 2014 1:51 PMTMZ Pays for Scoops and Thrives on Scandal. Bless TMZ.
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Sept. 7 2014 10:15 PMHow to Have the Consent Talk With Your Kids
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
DoubleX Gabfest
Sept. 18 2014 9:11 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Real Women EditionListen to Slate’s show about NFL player Adrian Peterson’s child abuse charges.
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 12:08 PM“Love” Is Not a Defense for Beating Your Child
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Sept. 11 2014 11:28 AMA Blog Post About Taylor Swift and Women That Does Not Ask if Taylor Swift Is a Feminist
Future Tense
Sept. 10 2014 10:00 AMLindsay Lohan’s New App Is Like Watching a Comments Section Come to Life. (That’s Not a Good Thing.)
The XX Factor
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




Scalia’s Liberal Streak

The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.

Scotland Votes to Remain in U.K.

There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B

Can Democrats Keep Counting on Republicans to Offend Women as a Campaign Strategy?


Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey

No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Cliff Huxtable Explains the World: Five Lessons From TV’s Greatest Dad

Why Television Needs a New Cosby Show Right Now

  News & Politics
Sept. 18 2014 8:20 PM A Clever Attempt at Explaining Away a Vote Against the Farm Bill
Sept. 18 2014 6:02 PM A Chinese Company Just Announced the Biggest IPO in U.S. History
The Slate Quiz
Sept. 18 2014 11:44 PM Play the Slate News Quiz With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
  Double X
Sept. 18 2014 8:07 PM Crying Rape False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM “It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 4:33 PM The Top 5 Dadsplaining Moments From The Cosby Show
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 6:48 PM By 2100 the World's Population Could Be 11 Billion
  Health & Science
Sept. 18 2014 3:35 PM Do People Still Die of Rabies? And how do you know if an animal is rabid?
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.