Amanda Hess Amanda Hess

Amanda Hess is a Slate staff writer. 

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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.
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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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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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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



Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

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

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.


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. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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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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Slate Picks
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. 21 2014 8:00 AM An Astronaut’s Guided Video Tour of Earth
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.