Emily Yoffe Emily Yoffe

Emily Yoffe is a regular Slate contributor. She writes the Dear Prudence column. 

Dear Prudence
March 17 2014 3:20 PMPoly, Pregnant, and ProudIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman grossed out by her sister’s choice to raise a family with two men.
Dear Prudence
March 11 2014 6:00 AMBiggest LoserIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman whose boyfriend keeps pressing her to shed pounds.
Dear Prudence
March 6 2014 6:00 AMMoney HoneyMy friends say my boyfriend is a freeloader. How do I get them to back off?
Dear Prudence
March 3 2014 2:56 PMThe Price of PrestigeIn a live chat, Prudie offers advice on how important it is for a teen to attend an expensive Ivy League summer program.
Dear Prudence
Feb. 25 2014 6:00 AMFecal AphrodisiacIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman whose boyfriend wants sex whenever she finishes with the bathroom.
Dear Prudence
Feb. 20 2014 7:05 AMIn Vino CoitusMy wife will have sex with me only when she’s drunk.
Dear Prudence
Feb. 18 2014 3:03 PMPorcelain RevengeIn a live chat, Prudie, advises a woman who used to dip a couple's toothbrushes in the toilet.
Dear Prudence
Feb. 11 2014 6:00 AMMrs. DoubtfireIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a man whose mother-in-law wants to test his children’s DNA.
The XX Factor
Feb. 10 2014 2:15 PMDon't Teach College Women That a "Bystander" Will Rescue Them from Assault
Dear Prudence
Feb. 4 2014 6:00 AMThe Cornered CuckoldIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a man who agreed to let his wife take lovers—only now she's pregnant.
Dear Prudence
Jan. 30 2014 6:00 AMMind the GapMy new guy has everything I want—except his front teeth.
Dear Prudence
Jan. 27 2014 3:11 PMMarrying OutIn a live chat, Prudie offers advice on a brother who abandoned his real family for his wife’s.
Dear Prudence
Jan. 22 2014 6:00 AMBoys Will Be BoysIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman whose brother made his son choose a “manly” tricycle helmet.
Dear Prudence
Jan. 16 2014 6:00 AMNet LifeI want to kill myself so my family gets the insurance.
Dear Prudence
Jan. 13 2014 3:04 PMComplainers Never ProsperIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a man worried that he and his wife are too pessimistic.
Dear Prudence
March 13 2014 6:00 AMForeign AffairMy husband has fallen in love with our 16-year-old exchange student.
Dear Prudence
March 10 2014 3:25 PMShoot the MessengerIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman whose husband texts his female co-worker all the time.
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March 4 2014 8:09 AM’Twas Months After ChristmasIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a letter writer who wants the neighbors to take down their holiday decorations.
Dear Prudence
Feb. 27 2014 6:00 AMNight CrawlerMy daughter slept at a friend’s and woke up to a man tickling her.
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Feb. 24 2014 3:20 PMBed and Break-InIn a live chat, Prudie advises a letter writer who caught a hotel employee sniffing sheets and pillows.
Dear Prudence
Feb. 19 2014 6:00 AMTeacher-Student CongressIn a live chat, Prudie advises a married college instructor getting a little too close to her 19-year-old pupil.
Dear Prudence
Feb. 13 2014 6:00 AMTo Err in ErosPrudie’s advice on a pilfered necklace, expecting a ring, and flowers for Mom—just in time for Valentine’s Day.
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Feb. 10 2014 3:18 PMEau de CreepIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman whose male roommate complains her perfume arouses him.
Dear Prudence
Feb. 6 2014 6:00 AMDada Isn’tHow do I tell my 20-year-old son his dad is not his biological father?
Dear Prudence
Feb. 3 2014 3:14 PMResponse UnkindIn a live chat, Prudie advises a letter writer getting flack for being unsympathetic about Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death.
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Jan. 28 2014 6:00 AMShe Loves Me, She Loves Me NotIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a man with mild autism uncertain whether he is being flirted with.
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Jan. 23 2014 6:00 AMPoached EggsMy mom and stepdad say they can only have a baby with my help.
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Jan. 21 2014 2:58 PMSore IssueIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman who finds taking her herpes suppressive pills annoying.
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Jan. 14 2014 6:00 AMMénage à TroubleIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman whose boyfriend pesters her about having a threesome.
Dear Prudence
Jan. 9 2014 6:00 AMOf Human BondageJury duty ruined my fantasy of rough sex.




Talking White

Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.

The Secret Service’s Big Problems Were Reported Last Year. Nobody Cared.

Tattoo Parlors Have Become a Great Investment

Natasha Lyonne Is Coming to the Live Culture Gabfest. Are You?

A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently

The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 4:05 PM Today in GOP Outreach to Women: You Broads Like Wedding Dresses, Right?

Operation Backbone

How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.


How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully

On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.

Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.

This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century

Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
  News & Politics
Oct. 2 2014 11:01 AM It Wasn’t a Secret A 2013 inspector general report detailed all of the Secret Service’s problems. Nobody cared.
Business Insider
Oct. 2 2014 11:16 AM Some McDonald's Monopoly Properties Matter More
The Vault
Oct. 2 2014 11:07 AM Mapping 1890 Manhattan's Crazy-Quilt of Immigrant Neighborhoods
  Double X
Oct. 2 2014 11:34 AM Alabama’s Insane New Abortion Law Putting teenage girls on trial may finally be too much for the Supreme Court.
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PM Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
Brow Beat
Oct. 2 2014 11:35 AM Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar’s New Video Is Somehow Both Creepy and Joyful
Future Tense
Oct. 2 2014 11:41 AM Dropbox Recruiting Video Features Puppets and Data Privacy
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Oct. 2 2014 9:49 AM In Medicine We Trust Should we worry that so many of the doctors treating Ebola in Africa are missionaries?
Sports Nut
Oct. 1 2014 5:19 PM Bunt-a-Palooza! How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game?