DoubleX Gabfest: The Are Fathers Necessary? EditionListen to Slate’s show about Lauren Sandler’s new book on being and having an only child, fathers (what are they good for?), and the case against wedding presents.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Healed by Love EditionListen to Slate’s show about rape jokes, the rehabilitation of cad politicians Anthony Weiner and Mark Sanford, and a new article on the biology of loneliness.
Mad Men, Season 6Noah was not the hero of the Flood, and Don Draper is not the hero of Mad Men.
You Don’t Know JillPolitico’s story about New York Times editor Jill Abramson is wrong and possibly sexist.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Fapstronaut EditionListen to Slate's show about the Philadelphia “house of horrors” abortion story, the movement of men who want to stop masturbating, and the crisis of American child care.
The Best Book About FathersDoing the Best I Can will change your views about the so called “deadbeat dads.”
DoubleX Gabfest: The Monkey Desire EditionListen to Slate’s show about female desire; how gay marriage might save straight marriage; and the fraught relationship among women, shoes, and the media.
Violence Against Women Can Be FunnyIn defense of the Onion’s story about Chris Brown’s desire to beat Rihanna to death.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Give Your Baby a Spear EditionListen to Slate’s show about breast cancer awareness; sympathy for the Boston bombing suspect; and Nicholas Day’s new book, Baby Meets World.
The XX Factor
This Drug for Binge-Eating Disorder May Be Shady. That Doesn’t Mean the Disease Isn't Real.
Why It’s Slatesters, not Slate-sters Overheard on email: Slate’s copy desk rounds up its February style and grammar rulings.