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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Oct. 15 2014 3:56 PMA New Book Confirms That Male Doctors Have It Really, Really Good
Oct. 9 2014 10:41 AMNo Nursery, No Formula, No PacifierAre “baby-friendly” hospitals unfriendly to new mothers?
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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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Oct. 14 2014 1:03 PMSubsidized Day Care and Paid Parental Leave Can Be Kind of Complicated
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Oct. 6 2014 1:48 PMWhat It's Like to Be a Mom in “a Paradise for Sex Stereotypes”
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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



Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case

Even When They Go to College, the Poor Sometimes Stay Poor

Here’s Just How Far a Southern Woman May Have to Drive to Get an Abortion

The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented

Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy

It’s also a mess. Can the movies do better?


Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada

Space: The Next Generation

An All-Female Mission to Mars

As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.

Watching Netflix in Bed. Hanging Bananas. Is There Anything These Hooks Can’t Solve?

The Procedural Rule That Could Prevent Gay Marriage From Reaching SCOTUS Again

  News & Politics
Oct. 20 2014 3:53 PM Smash and Grab Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 20 2014 3:40 PM Keeping It in the Family Why are so many of the world’s oldest companies in Japan?
Oct. 20 2014 3:16 PM The Catholic Church Is Changing, and Celibate Gays Are Leading the Way
  Double X
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Oct. 20 2014 1:10 PM Women Are Still Losing Jobs for Getting Pregnant
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 4:42 PM An Oral History of A Nightmare on Elm Street
Future Tense
Oct. 20 2014 1:51 PM Will Amazon Lead Us to the Golden Age of Books? A Future Tense Event.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Oct. 20 2014 11:46 AM Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding? The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 10:23 AM Where I Was Wrong About the Royals I underestimated the value of building a team that’s just barely better than mediocre.