Jessica Grose Jessica Grose

Jessica Grose is a frequent Slate contributor and the author of the novel Sad Desk Salad. Follow her on Twitter.

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May 6 2014 1:32 PMEmployer Support for Workplace Flexibility Has Declined Since 2008. Now Get Back to Work.
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May 1 2014 12:48 PMThe Reason We All Still Love Mean Girls, 10 Years Later: It's So Mean
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April 22 2014 4:45 PMWhy Aren't Italian Women Having Babies?
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April 8 2014 4:12 PMThe Number of Stay-at-Home Moms Is Rising. Most Don’t Want to Be There.
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April 3 2014 3:55 PMThe Publication That Comes Closest to Gender Parity Among Writers Is the One That Often Doesn’t Pay
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March 28 2014 4:57 PMCDC Reports That Autism Numbers Are Way Up. But So Is Awareness.
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March 19 2014 2:29 PMFemale Journalists Dominate Family and Gender Coverage, Men Dominate Everything Else
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March 5 2014 11:00 AMMale Executives Don’t Feel Guilt, See Work-Life Balance as a Women's Problem
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Feb. 27 2014 2:32 PMSchools Need to Stop Asking So Much of Parents (And Parents Need to Stop Caving)
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Feb. 18 2014 10:39 AMCelebrities Have the Right to Remain Silent About Their Pregnancies
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Feb. 5 2014 10:06 AMCo-Ed Baby Showers Are a Terrible Idea. Men: Keep Out.
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Jan. 31 2014 1:28 PMIs “Toxic" Online Culture Paralyzing Feminism?
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Jan. 29 2014 12:34 PMYoga Pants in da Club? Great Idea.
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Jan. 27 2014 10:08 AMRoss Douthat Blames Abortion and Trashy Pop Culture for the Decline of Marriage
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Jan. 24 2014 4:39 PMUniversity of Missouri Student Allegedly Raped by Football Player. Again, a University Does Nothing.
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May 2 2014 11:37 AMNumber of Stay-at-Home Dads in Decline. Were Men Only Watching the Kids Because They Lost Their Jobs?
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April 24 2014 1:20 PMCelebrity Quack Moms Are a Terrible Influence on Everyday Parents
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April 17 2014 11:26 AMWomen Don't Freeze Their Eggs for Their Careers. They Do It Because They Don’t Have Partners.
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April 7 2014 3:04 PMThe Lesson from Baseball's Paternity Leave Controversy: Paternity Leave Is Not Controversial
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April 1 2014 11:13 AMThere Is No Such Thing as “Career Advice for Women”
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March 26 2014 11:16 AMGwyneth Paltrow's “Conscious Uncoupling” From Chris Martin Sounds So Lovely. Can I Have One?
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March 10 2014 2:42 PMCall Your Dad: Living Together Before Marriage Does Not Lead to Divorce
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Feb. 27 2014 3:12 PMNew Study Confirms It: Breast-Feeding Benefits Have Been Drastically Overstated
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Feb. 26 2014 1:06 PM“Designer Babies” Aren’t Coming. The New York Times Is Just Trying to Scare You.
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Feb. 12 2014 10:17 AMThat Viral Letter From a Stay-At-Home Mom to a Working Mom Is Making Me Angry
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Feb. 4 2014 2:52 PMGoodbye, Idea That a Good Marriage Requires Shared Religious Beliefs
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Jan. 30 2014 11:43 AMWhy Are Colleges So Terrible at Following Up on Rape Accusations Against Football Players?
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Jan. 28 2014 12:34 PMYour Kale-Eating Baby Does Not Impress Me
Jan. 26 2014 8:18 PMWhat Ails Modern Parents?Jennifer Senior, author of All Joy and No Fun, on the fraught state of raising kids.
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Jan. 23 2014 4:27 PMCoverage of Nonexistent Hookup Culture Makes Students Feel Left Out of Nonexistent Hookup Culture




The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps

Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.

  News & Politics
Sept. 30 2014 2:36 PM This Court Erred The Supreme Court has almost always sided with the wealthy, the privileged, and the powerful, a new book argues.
Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 30 2014 1:23 PM What Can Linguistics Tell Us About Writing Better? An Interview with Steven Pinker.
  Double X
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Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 8:54 PM Bette Davis Talks Gender Roles in a Delightful, Animated Interview From 1963
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2014 6:44 PM Ebola Was Already Here How the United States contains deadly hemorrhagic fevers.
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PM NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.