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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Jan. 22 2014 4:09 PMMagazines Love Birth Control Scare Stories. Don't Let Them Win.
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Jan. 15 2014 11:42 AMHow Parents, Nonparents, and Fancy Restaurants Can Avoid Social Breakdown When a Baby Is Crying
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Jan. 9 2014 12:15 PMIt’s Not Just You. Women Have Struggled to Breast-Feed Since Ancient Times.
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Jan. 3 2014 11:49 AM"Workout Wear Friday" Is a Terrible Idea. Do Not Do It, America.
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Dec. 27 2013 10:10 AMMillennial Women Don't Need Our Advice. They're Crushing It.
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Dec. 16 2013 12:00 PMRoss Douthat Has a Theory About Daughters. Uh Oh.
Dec. 9 2013 12:23 PMThe Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Rode in on Fisher-Price iPad Apptivity Seats
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Dec. 4 2013 2:11 PMChirlane McCray Is Deeply Involved in Her Husband's Political Career. Why Is That a Story?
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Nov. 29 2013 12:17 PMWill Someone Just Please Tell Me How to Lie About Santa? Thx.
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Nov. 18 2013 11:06 AMForget Xtreme Baby Monitoring. Let Chaos Reign.
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Nov. 11 2013 12:19 PMMajority of Americans Think Women Should Hurry Up and Get Pregnant
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Nov. 4 2013 11:17 AMOnly 12 Percent of Older Women Feel Satisfied With Their Bodies
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Oct. 24 2013 1:00 PMSo What If Ted Cruz's Wife Doesn't Agree With All His Politics?
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Oct. 17 2013 3:21 PMRich People Love Diversity, Until They Have Kids
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Oct. 9 2013 11:33 AMUh Oh. Sweden’s Not the Egalitarian Paradise of Your Work-Life Balance Dreams.  
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Jan. 21 2014 11:47 AMYes, It's Another Dove Ad About Body Image. And It's Really Great.
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Jan. 13 2014 12:30 PMNo, Teen Mom Is Not Helping to Lower Teen Birth Rates
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Jan. 7 2014 11:18 AMWant to Be a Really Successful Female Economist? Don't Get Married.
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Dec. 30 2013 9:30 AMOh, SoulCycle. You Jumped the Shark in 2013. 
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Dec. 18 2013 8:39 AMUs Weekly's "Zoom" Function Lets You Zoom in on Kim Kardashian's "Post-Baby Curves"
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Dec. 12 2013 2:15 PMKirsten Gillibrand Will “Cut Your Nuts Off”: In Praise of New York’s Junior Senator
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Dec. 9 2013 8:41 AMWomen Can Rise on Wall Street If Husbands Stay Home. This Is Not Progress.
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Dec. 3 2013 11:29 AMWomen Modify Behavior When Trying to Get Pregnant. A New Study Says Men Should Too.
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Nov. 26 2013 3:11 PMSheryl Sandberg’s Very Bad Advice
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Nov. 12 2013 6:13 PMWe Shouldn't Pay Women to Breast-Feed
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Nov. 6 2013 1:40 PMMen Who Don't Want to Pay for Maternity Care Don't Understand the Circle of Life
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Oct. 29 2013 1:07 PMXoJane Should Never Have Published This Mother’s Dangerous Views
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Oct. 21 2013 4:48 PMBuying Breast Milk from Strangers on the Internet Is Not a Good Idea
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Oct. 14 2013 1:14 PM“Own the Room” but Don’t “Over-Occupy the Space” and Other Maddening Advice for Women
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Oct. 7 2013 12:35 PMWhy Is It So Hard to Be an Ethical Parent?




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. 

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried

The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.

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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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Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 20 2014 1:52 PM Julian Casablancas’ New Album Sounds Like the Furthest Thing From the Strokes
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 20 2014 7:00 AM The Shaggy Sun
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.