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Katy Waldman is Slate’s words correspondent. 

The Spot
June 24 2014 7:11 PMWhat Luis Suárez’s On-Field Eating Says About What’s Eating Luis Suárez
Weddings
June 18 2014 11:07 AMWhat a Beautiful Wedding! We All Die Alone.  Save the Date searches for meaning in meaningless weddings.  
History of Innovation
June 10 2014 11:56 AMFollow Her LeadHow a mysterious woman’s 1908 patent exemplifies the drama of dogs in America.
Doublex
June 5 2014 11:33 PMThe Wellesley ManIn the era of transgender rights, women’s colleges are struggling to figure out where their loyalties lie.
The XX Factor
June 3 2014 12:24 PMComic-Con International Has No Interest in Taking on Sexual Harassment 
The XX Factor
May 30 2014 3:08 PMTennis Star Thinks Women Don’t Belong on the Pro Tour
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May 28 2014 6:39 PMRising Tennis Star Taylor Townsend Proves the Body Police Wrong
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May 23 2014 9:41 AMDark Knight Writer Calls She-Hulk a “Giant, Green Porn Star.” Stan Lee Smacks Him Down.  
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May 22 2014 11:54 AMStop Pretending Your Diet Is Fun. Also, Stop Pretending You’re Not on a Diet.
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May 20 2014 6:23 PMNational Review Story on the "Rape Epidemic" Accuses Women of "Crying Rape"
The XX Factor
May 19 2014 1:41 PMJill Abramson's Wake Forest Commencement Speech Revealingly Said Nothing
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May 14 2014 5:58 PMHuge DOJ Study on Rape Exams: We Have Work to Do
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May 12 2014 3:59 PMTavi and Miley Summit: Here’s What You Need to Know
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May 8 2014 4:28 PMA Woman Films Her Abortion to Show It Can Be "Positive." But Is Abortion Really a Joyous Event?  
Future Tense
May 6 2014 1:29 PMHashtags Are the New Scare Quotes
Brow Beat
June 20 2014 9:57 AMWhy So Many American Novels to Make Fun of Russian Accents? Is Odd.
Future Tense
June 11 2014 12:19 PMThe Brief, Weird Tale of My Mexican-Pop-Star-Worshipping Twitter Doppelgangers
The XX Factor
June 6 2014 12:01 PMHow to Review Poetry by Women: A Review
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June 4 2014 12:17 PMBecause of Slender Man: Why the Internet Bogey Is the Perfect Metaphor for How We Explain Violence
Slate Plus
June 2 2014 7:24 AM“Haters Prove You’re Doing Something Right”Two Slate writers read and consider their foulest hate mail.
The XX Factor
May 29 2014 10:24 AMSkinny People Make Overweight People Unhappy, New Study Finds
Brow Beat
May 28 2014 11:35 AMOne of the Most Beautiful Stanzas Maya Angelou Wrote Is About What Happens When Great Souls Die
Science
May 22 2014 11:38 PMFor Love or MoneyIs Upworthy really doing good, or is it just really good at what it does?
The XX Factor
May 21 2014 12:23 PMA Restaurant's Priceless Answer to the Request That Servers “Show More Skin”
Books
May 20 2014 1:02 PMThe Don’s DonJ.R.R. Tolkien’s Beowulf translation finally arrives.
The XX Factor
May 16 2014 3:14 PMThanks, but We Will Pass on Paid Menstrual Leave
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May 14 2014 10:25 AMAmericans Think They're Smarter Than Average, Especially Rich White Guy Americans
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May 9 2014 1:47 PMStressful Social Relations Can Take Years Off Your Life, Especially If You're a Put-Upon Husband
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May 7 2014 3:45 PMTwitter Is No Place for Trigger Warnings
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May 2 2014 4:13 PMA Police Department in Maryland Will Live Tweet a Prostitution Sting. Terrible Idea.

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