If you're reading this you already know that Double X , the new magazine from Slate Group , about "what women really think" launched today. Double X inherits a legacy of women's content that spanned decades of comfort food factories such as Ladies' Home Journal ("Can this marriage be saved?"), McCall's , and Redbook , then spawned junior versions Seventeen , Glamour , and Mademoiselle (featuring David Newman and Robert Benton's advice column, "Man Talk"), before blossoming into the original womyn's periodical, Ms. Magazine , co-founded by the glorious Gloria Steinem in 1971. The many prosaic and pugnacious periodicals with chick mastheads that followed (including, notably, Bitch ) offered readers observations, news, tips, and warnings to navigate the brave new world of brave new women. Today, with the immediacy of the blog from which it grew , Double X takes publishing perspectives on how women think to its next iteration . I can't wait to watch and chime in as the newest forum comes of age.
TODAY IN SLATE
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.
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- Moderate Chinese Intellectual Sentenced to Life in Prison After Show Trial
In Defense of HR
Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.