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Are You An Ann Or A Michelle?

Slate XX | Posted 10.26.2012 | Women

Jaclyn Friedman at the American Prospect has written an excellent piece on the expansion of the role of first ladies and would-be first ladies in camp...

Why Female Moderators Ruled The Debates

Slate XX | Posted 10.23.2012 | Women

Partisans will never agree on who won Monday night’s debate, but now that the 2012 presidential debates are over, surely we can all agree on some wi...

Network TV Is Trying To Figure Out How To Portray Empowered Women

Slate XX | Posted 10.16.2012 | Women

Television is a trend-driven business: Bridesmaids does well and suddenly, everyone's looking for funny women, Modern Family is a hit, and suddenly, m...

The Rise of Women Does Not Mean The End Of Men

Slate XX | Posted 10.05.2012 | Women

I completely agree with Hanna Rosin on how much—and for the most part, how irreversibly—women’s options and gender power relationships have chan...

Why I Still Feel Bad For Monica Lewinsky

Slate XX | Posted 09.21.2012 | Women

Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern whose affair with then-President Bill Clinton paralyzed the nation, has been shopping a memoir for seve...

The Rise Of The Bland Female Actress

Slate XX | Posted 09.18.2012 | Women

My friend, the Time television critic James Poniewozik, in discussing "Revolution", NBC's new post-apocalyptic television drama about a world without ...

What's With All The Lesbian Jokes On 'The New Normal'?

Slate XX | Posted 09.13.2012 | Women

I violently swore off "Glee" last season after three years of letting show creator Ryan Murphy manipulate my emotions. But even though Murphy's shows ...

What Happens When Women Earn More?

Slate XX | Posted 09.11.2012 | Women

The following story is adapted from Hanna Rosin’s new book, The End of Men: and the Rise of Women, which comes out today. For much of history, th...