Amanda Hess Amanda Hess

Amanda Hess is a Slate staff writer. 

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Oct. 17 2014 4:23 PMA Former FBI Agent On Why It’s So Hard to Prosecute Gamergate Trolls
DoubleX Gabfest
Oct. 16 2014 9:41 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Collection of Body Parts EditionListen to Slate’s show about sexting, the Gone Girl movie, and male feminists.
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Oct. 14 2014 1:16 PMApple and Facebook Will Now Pay for Employees to Freeze Their Eggs
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Oct. 8 2014 3:58 PMBreast Cancer Awareness Finally Penetrates the Earth’s Crust
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Oct. 7 2014 10:08 AMConsensual Sex App Good2Go Has Been Shut Down
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Oct. 3 2014 2:14 PMWhen Domestic Violence Victims Are Imprisoned for Their Abusers' Crimes
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Oct. 1 2014 2:08 PMCBS Names Its All-Female Sports Talk Show We Need to Talk. Terrible Name, Good Show. 
Sept. 29 2014 1:49 PMExclusive SororityWhat Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, and Christiane Amanpour can’t teach us about women in TV news.
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Sept. 26 2014 3:29 PMHospitals Are Billing Rape Victims Thousands of Dollars for Exams
Sept. 22 2014 4:06 PMNo, Women’s Soccer Does Not Have a Domestic Violence ProblemOr, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PMWhat Happens When Lifetime Makes a Movie Out of the Steubenville Rape Case
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.)
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Oct. 16 2014 12:39 PMA Thot Is Not a Slut: The Popular Insult Is More About Race and Class Than Sex
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Oct. 15 2014 8:52 AMMale Allies Are Important, Except When They’re the Worst
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Oct. 10 2014 2:08 PMVictims of Online Crimes Are Finally Getting Justice—as Long as They’re Rich and Famous
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Oct. 7 2014 1:28 PMJennifer Lawrence: “It Is Not a Scandal. It Is a Sex Crime.” Amen.
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Oct. 6 2014 5:22 PMThe Psycho Bitch, From Fatal Attraction's Single Woman to Gone Girl's Perfect Wife
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Oct. 1 2014 5:11 PMCelebrity Feminist Identification Has Reached Peak Meaninglessness
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Sept. 29 2014 9:39 PMRehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.
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Sept. 29 2014 9:17 AMThis New Consent App Is Even Scarier Than Talking About Sex
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Sept. 24 2014 2:29 PMShould Domestic Abusers Like James Harrison Be Banned From the NFL Forever?
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Sept. 22 2014 12:21 PMWatch John Oliver Take on Miss America
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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



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?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 20 2014 3:40 PM Keeping It in the Family Why are so many of the world’s oldest companies in Japan?
Oct. 20 2014 3:16 PM The Catholic Church Is Changing, and Celibate Gays Are Leading the Way
  Double X
The XX Factor
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 4:42 PM An Oral History of A Nightmare on Elm Street
Future Tense
Oct. 20 2014 1:51 PM Will Amazon Lead Us to the Golden Age of Books? A Future Tense Event.
  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 10:23 AM Where I Was Wrong About the Royals I underestimated the value of building a team that’s just barely better than mediocre.