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Amanda Hess is a Slate staff writer. 

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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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.
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
Aug. 4 2014 1:51 PMThe NBA’s Woman SolutionWhy is men’s basketball so good at promoting women?
The XX Factor
July 28 2014 4:37 PMGender Role Reversal in Music Videos Can Only Be Achieved By Objectifying Women




More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

The Ungodly Horror of Having a Bug Crawl Into Your Ear and Scratch Away at Your Eardrum

My Father Was James Brown. I Watched Him Beat My Mother. Then I Married Someone Like Him.

  News & Politics
Sept. 17 2014 2:57 PM ISIS Helps Snuff Out Conservative Opposition to Government Funding Bill
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
Sept. 17 2014 1:59 PM Ask a Homo: Secret Ally Codes 
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 1:26 PM Hey CBS, Rihanna Is Exactly Who I Want to See on My TV Before NFL Games
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 1:01 PM A Rare, Very Unusual Interview With Michael Jackson, Animated
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 12:35 PM IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 17 2014 11:18 AM A Bridge Across the Sky
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.