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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Sept. 18 2014 11:40 AMWhere Pregnant Women Aren’t Allowed to Work After 36 Weeks
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Sept. 3 2014 1:24 PMEngland’s Basically Unaffordable One-Year Maternity Leave
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Aug. 21 2014 2:58 PM“In Oslo, I Have Never Met a Stay-at-Home Mom”: Is Norway the Best Place to Be a Working Parent?
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Aug. 13 2014 1:43 PMDads: When Your Kid Is Sick, It's Not Up to Your Wife to Stay Home
Aug. 6 2014 10:42 AMThe Shortening LeashSix thousand respondents to the Slate survey and the trend is clear: Kids today have a lot less freedom than their parents did.
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July 24 2014 8:13 AMBlake Lively Launches a Lifestyle Website and You Will Hate Yourself
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July 21 2014 3:27 PMWhy Are Poor Women Having Healthier Babies?
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July 10 2014 1:54 PMIn Defense of the "Glamour Selfie" (Which Isn't a Selfie)
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July 8 2014 11:48 AMYour Hatred of Cupcakes Is a Little Sexist
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July 3 2014 9:28 AMGoldman Sachs' Old Boys Club Hits the Strip Club
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June 24 2014 2:31 PMDid Obama’s Working Families Summit Accomplish Anything?
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June 17 2014 11:27 AMMeasles and Whooping Cough Outbreaks: Here’s What Parents, Doctors, and Politicians Can Do
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June 10 2014 12:36 PMPaid Parental Leave: What Would Jesus Do?
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May 28 2014 11:25 AMIf Hollywood Movies Inspire Real-Life Violence, Then Why Are Teens Less Violent Than Ever?
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May 21 2014 9:58 AMWoman Sues a New York Hospital for Forcing a C-Section. Can Doctors Do That?
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Sept. 9 2014 10:15 AM“The Day Care Provider Suggested I Rebirth My Son”
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Aug. 27 2014 11:52 AMHow Parents Around the World Navigate Child Care Logistics
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Aug. 18 2014 1:12 PMThe Pressure to Breast-Feed Is Hurting New Moms With Postpartum Depression
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Aug. 6 2014 11:03 AMThe Surrogacy Process Is a Mess
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July 29 2014 11:34 AMWhy Do Moms Really Leave the Workforce? It's Their Only Choice.
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July 22 2014 1:17 PMWhen Were You First Allowed to Go to the Park Alone? A Slate Survey. 
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July 15 2014 3:28 PMParents Are Now Getting Arrested for Letting Their Kids Go to the Park Alone
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July 9 2014 6:09 PMI Would Be Sad If Sarah Palin Went Away
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July 7 2014 12:17 PMIn America, There’s No Such Thing as Work-Life Balance
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June 30 2014 11:57 AMEven if She Loses in Texas, Wendy Davis Is a Win for America
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June 17 2014 1:34 PMThe New York Times’ Heartbreaking Series on Postpartum Depression Is a Must-Read
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June 10 2014 4:29 PMBritney Spears Is a Feminist Role Model All of a Sudden
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June 4 2014 11:33 AMAdvice for Female Candidates: Wear a Colorful Jacket Over a Sheath Dress, Be Likeable
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May 22 2014 4:10 PMWomen Are More Stressed at Home Than at Work, Not Shocking Study Finds
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May 12 2014 3:30 PMI Thought I Was Fine With Not Breast-Feeding. Then I Watched Breastmilk.



War Stories

The Right Target

Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.

The One National Holiday Republicans Hope You Forget

It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is

I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights

Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.

Should You Recline Your Seat? Two Economists Weigh In.


It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.

Building a Better Workplace

In Defense of HR

Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.

Why Is This Mother in Prison for Helping Her Daughter Get an Abortion?

Politico Wonders Why Gabby Giffords Is So “Ruthless” on Gun Control

Sept. 23 2014 4:45 PM An Up-Close Look at the U.S.–Mexico Border
  News & Politics
Sept. 23 2014 6:40 PM Coalition of the Presentable Don’t believe the official version. Meet America’s real allies in the fight against ISIS.
Sept. 23 2014 2:08 PM Home Depot’s Former Lead Security Engineer Had a Legacy of Sabotage
Sept. 23 2014 1:57 PM Would a Second Sarkozy Presidency End Marriage Equality in France?
  Double X
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Sept. 23 2014 2:32 PM Politico Asks: Why Is Gabby Giffords So “Ruthless” on Gun Control?
  Slate Plus
Political Gabfest
Sept. 23 2014 3:04 PM Chicago Gabfest How to get your tickets before anyone else.
Brow Beat
Sept. 23 2014 8:38 PM “No One in This World” Is One of Kutiman’s Best, Most Impressive Songs
Future Tense
Sept. 23 2014 5:36 PM This Climate Change Poem Moved World Leaders to Tears Today
  Health & Science
Sept. 23 2014 4:33 PM Who Deserves Those 4 Inches of Airplane Seat Space? An investigation into the economics of reclining.
Sports Nut
Sept. 23 2014 7:27 PM You’re Fired, Roger Goodell If the commissioner gets the ax, the NFL would still need a better justice system. What would that look like?