Libby Copeland

Libby Copeland is a writer in New York and a regular Slate contributor. She was previously a Washington Post reporter and editor for 11 years. She can be reached at libbycopeland@gmail.com.

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April 4 2012 3:22 PMWomen's Apathy Over "Women's Issues"
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March 30 2012 1:56 PMLimbaugh Wants Us to Believe He's Indomitable
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March 13 2012 1:00 PMWhy Do American Parents Feel So Guilty All The Time?
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March 8 2012 7:08 AMDoes It Matter If Advertisers Leave Limbaugh? Yes and No.
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Feb. 24 2012 4:21 PMWhat Vaccinated Children Have to Fear From Anti-Vaxxers
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Feb. 8 2012 3:00 PMWhat Do You Call It When Dad Stays Home With the Kids?
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Jan. 30 2012 5:18 PMIs Polygamy Really So Awful?A new study shows that despite what you see on reality TV, plural marriage isn’t very good for society.
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Jan. 25 2012 6:45 AMHow Much Do Looks Matter in Presidential Politics?It’s not just attractiveness that counts among voters—it’s a cluster of physical traits.
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Jan. 13 2012 2:46 PM“Ron Paul Is My Homeboy”Why the candidate appeals to men under 30.
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Jan. 6 2012 4:17 PMIs There Anything Worse Than A Vain Woman?
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Dec. 30 2011 2:55 PMMichele Bachmann and the Lure of Outrageousness
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Dec. 16 2011 3:58 PMFacebook's Timeline: What's Revealed Is Not Exactly Us
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Dec. 2 2011 10:36 AMI’ll Have To Ask My WifeWhen did politicians start publicly blaming their spouses for keeping them off the campaign trail?
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Nov. 23 2011 3:31 PMJennifer Lopez and Fiat Both Suffer Through Their Association With One Another
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Nov. 16 2011 4:53 PMGossip Columnist's Advice For Lindsay Lohan: Die And Get Rich
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April 3 2012 3:50 PMWhat October Baby Gets Wrong About Modern WomanhoodThe movie’s self-involved, career-minded biological mother doesn’t reflect reality, but she fit a pro-life stereotype.
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March 23 2012 10:48 AMDharun Ravi's P.R. Campaign is Disastrous
Doublex
March 12 2012 12:51 PMMaking Love and TroubleThe surprisingly woman-friendly roots of modern polyamory.
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Feb. 29 2012 6:35 AMAre Fairy Tales Out of Fashion?I hate reading them to my young daughter—the classic versions are too violent, the Disney stories have bad values.
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Feb. 15 2012 10:43 AMA Review of The Slap, and the Perils of Modern Parenting
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Feb. 2 2012 3:04 PMThere's Something About Newt Gingrich That Turns Women Off
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Jan. 27 2012 10:27 AMWhen Is Losing Your Political Bid Actually Winning? In Presidential Politics
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Jan. 20 2012 5:14 PMNo, Newt Didn't Force Marianne To Get An Abortion
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Jan. 13 2012 1:07 PMThe Triumph of the Cosmetic Surgery Industry
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Jan. 4 2012 6:11 PMWhy Do Women Vote Differently Than Men?Despite stereotypes, men are actually more fickle at the voting booth.
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Dec. 23 2011 9:39 AMJean-Claude Mas Sold Breast Implants Made Industrial-Grade Silicone, the Kind Used In Cookware
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Dec. 6 2011 6:07 PMRon Paul Won't Let Anybody Take Your Cream Cheese Away
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Nov. 29 2011 11:38 AMHerman Cain Imagine an "Infinite" Army of Lying Women
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Nov. 22 2011 7:26 AMHow To Hit a WomanThe new anti-Elizabeth Warren ad, and how political attack ads differ when the target is female.
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Nov. 8 2011 9:12 AMA Brief History of Pantyhose Ads from Joe Namath to Big Mama to the L’eggs Elephant

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