Jillian Keenan

Jillian Keenan is a writer in New York City. You can follow her on Twitter and her website.

Medical Examiner
Sept. 17 2014 11:48 PMSpanking Is Great for SexWhich is why it’s grotesque for parenting.
Medical Examiner
June 4 2014 1:25 PMSex Is ComplicatedConservatives’ simple biological facts aren’t facts at all.
Sept. 30 2013 3:35 PMKeep the ChangeGiving money to child beggars is the least generous thing a tourist can do.
July 24 2013 11:49 AMIs Sex Addiction Real or Just an Excuse?A new study suggests that there’s no such thing as a clinical addiction to sex.
June 10 2013 4:49 PMWhere Should I Flee to Avoid Extradition?Hong Kong? Iceland? Ecuador? Paris is lovely this time of year.
Medical Examiner
March 8 2013 8:11 AMWe’re Kinky, Not CrazyIncluding “paraphilic disorders” in the DSM V is redundant, unscientific, and stigmatizing.
Aug. 18 2014 8:30 AMIs Kink a Sexual Orientation?
March 3 2014 11:45 PMKick Andrew Jackson Off the $20 Bill!The seventh president engineered genocide. He should be vilified, not honored.
Aug. 26 2013 2:58 PMBeyond the Turkey BasterMidwives are performing intrauterine inseminations at home, without formal education or regulation. What could go wrong?
June 13 2013 8:14 AMMarry Me. And Me.The case for polyamory. And while we’re at it, let’s privatize marriage.
April 15 2013 5:35 AMLegalize Polygamy!No. I am not kidding.



Talking White

Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.

Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.

The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly

Operation Backbone

How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.

A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently

The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 4:05 PM Today in GOP Outreach to Women: You Broads Like Wedding Dresses, Right?

How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully

On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.

How Tattoo Parlors Became the Barber Shops of Hipster Neighborhoods

This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century

Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
  News & Politics
Oct. 1 2014 7:26 PM Talking White Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Buy a Small Business
Oct. 1 2014 11:48 PM Inking the Deal Why tattoo parlors are a great small-business bet.
Oct. 1 2014 6:02 PM Facebook Relaxes Its “Real Name” Policy; Drag Queens Celebrate
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 5:11 PM Celebrity Feminist Identification Has Reached Peak Meaninglessness
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PM Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 9:39 PM Tom Cruise Dies Over and Over Again in This Edge of Tomorrow Supercut
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 6:59 PM EU’s Next Digital Commissioner Thinks Keeping Nude Celeb Photos in the Cloud Is “Stupid”
  Health & Science
Oct. 1 2014 4:03 PM Does the Earth Really Have a “Hum”? Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.
Sports Nut
Oct. 1 2014 5:19 PM Bunt-a-Palooza! How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game?