Amanda Marcotte Amanda Marcotte

Amanda Marcotte is a Brooklyn-based writer and DoubleX contributor. She also writes regularly for the Daily Beast, AlterNet, and USA Today. Follow her on Twitter.

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Sept. 19 2014 3:07 PMHillary Clinton's Strategy for Winning in 2016: Feminism
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Sept. 18 2014 3:30 PMHow Crisis Pregnancy Centers Trick Women
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Sept. 17 2014 1:26 PMHey CBS, Rihanna Is Exactly Who I Want to See on My TV Before NFL Games
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Sept. 12 2014 4:05 PMLife as an NFL Wife: “He's the Star. Keep Him Happy.”
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Sept. 11 2014 4:13 PMRay Rice Defenders Have Found Their Argument: He’s a Victim Too
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Sept. 8 2014 12:38 PMWhy I've Stopped Reading Twitter Mentions
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Sept. 4 2014 2:40 PMMindy Kaling Says Abortions Don't Belong on Sitcoms. That's Nonsense.
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Sept. 3 2014 12:17 PMThe Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  
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Aug. 28 2014 2:20 PMManagers Tell Women in Tech They Are “Abrasive” and Need to “Step Back” to “Let Others Shine”
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Aug. 27 2014 3:50 PMThere Is a Great Bra Protest Happening in Spain
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Aug. 25 2014 3:35 PMEx-Cop Convicted of Sexually Assaulting a Woman With His Gun Gets to Own a Gun
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Aug. 22 2014 1:34 PMAnti-Choice Leaders Denounce The Ice Bucket Challenge Because An Embryo Died Once
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Aug. 20 2014 5:28 PMMarvel Really Screwed Up With Its “Sexy” New Spider-Woman Cover
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Aug. 19 2014 11:46 AMNew York Post Writer Explains That Catcalling Is Good for Women's Self-Esteem
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Aug. 15 2014 2:03 PMEmployers Now Making It Impossible to Be a Poor Working Mom 
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Sept. 19 2014 11:33 AMPlanned Parenthood Is About to Make It a Lot Easier to Get Birth Control
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Sept. 17 2014 6:14 PMThere Is a Gender Gap in Bike-Riding. Women, To Your Bikes!
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Sept. 15 2014 1:51 PMHere's Why Victims of Sexual Assault Don't Go to the Police 
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Sept. 12 2014 10:29 AMThe Problem With Talking About Sexual Assault as “Violence Against Women”
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Sept. 10 2014 2:27 PMThe Elevator Video Exposed Ray Rice's Physical Violence. Psychological Abuse Is Harder to See.
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Sept. 5 2014 11:07 AMRepublican’s Male-Only Fundraiser Invite: “Tell the Misses Not to Wait Up”
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Sept. 3 2014 2:43 PMThe Daily Show Takes on Harassing “Compliments” Women Like Kirsten Gillibrand Are Lucky to Get
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Aug. 29 2014 10:42 AMKirsten Gillibrand Should Not Name Her Harassers
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Aug. 28 2014 10:37 AMKirsten Gillibrand, You Don’t Need to Make Excuses for Your Sexist Colleagues. There Is No Excuse.
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Aug. 26 2014 2:32 PMThe NRA Launches Sexist Attack on Moms Demand Action
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Aug. 25 2014 12:09 PMWhy It Felt So Amazing When Beyoncé Stood in Front of That Glowing “Feminist” Sign
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Aug. 21 2014 4:28 PMWendy Davis Wants to Get Rid of the Statute of Limitations for Rape in Texas
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Aug. 20 2014 12:46 PMSouth Carolina: Where Men Murder Women and Legislators Don’t Care
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Aug. 18 2014 12:04 PMSuicidal Immigrant Woman in Ireland Denied an Abortion, Forced Into a C-Section at 25 Weeks
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Aug. 14 2014 5:15 PMThe NFL Considers Tougher Punishments for Abusive Players, but Not Tough Enough



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.

Global Marches Demand Action on Climate Change


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?

Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM Americans' Inexplicable Aversion to the 1990s
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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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Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
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Sept. 21 2014 2:00 PM Colin Farrell Will Star in True Detective’s Second Season
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Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
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Sept. 21 2014 8:00 AM An Astronaut’s Guided Video Tour of Earth
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Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.