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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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Sept. 29 2014 1:52 PMDo Not Fear California’s New Affirmative Consent Law
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Sept. 25 2014 3:25 PMPennsylvania Republicans Compare a Pro-Choice Democrat to Kermit Gosnell
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Sept. 24 2014 3:05 PM“Ruthless” Gabby Giffords Gets Results
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Sept. 23 2014 11:13 AMWhy Is This Mother in Prison for Helping Her Daughter Get an Abortion?
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Sept. 22 2014 12:29 PMEscaping the Extreme Christian Fundamentalism of “Quiverfull”
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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. 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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Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
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Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
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Sept. 30 2014 7:35 PM Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
  Double X
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Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
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Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
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Sept. 30 2014 8:54 PM Bette Davis Talks Gender Roles in a Delightful, Animated Interview From 1963
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  Sports
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Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.