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Stop Blaming Black Women for the Black Maternal Health Crisis and Start Blaming American Workplaces

Stop Blaming Black Women for the Black Maternal Health Crisis and Start Blaming American Workplaces

When she was 19, Cherisse Scott lost her baby. The pregnancy was unplanned, but there was no doubt in her mind that she would have the baby. She laid awake at night worrying about raising a child
Four Ways We've Distorted The History of the Civil Rights Movement

Four Ways We've Distorted The History of the Civil Rights Movement

This MLK Day weekend, I've been finishing up Jeanne Theoharis' new book, A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History. Theoharis has written other mythbusting
Walmart Announces Incomplete Paid Leave Policy for Employees

Walmart Announces Incomplete Paid Leave Policy for Employees

April Bohms Bartlett didn’t expect her activism for paid leave would lead to anything. She had been working as a cashier at Walmart—part time, since nearly all the employees at her Dunnellon, Florida
One Simple Way LGBTQ Spaces Can Be More Welcoming to Bisexual People

One Simple Way LGBTQ Spaces Can Be More Welcoming to Bisexual People

This post is part of Outward, Slate’s home for coverage of LGBTQ life, thought, and culture. Read more here. I’m a bisexual woman. Like many others, I spent many years feeling not gay enough to be
New Research: Even in the Harshest Conditions, Women Outlive Men

New Research: Even in the Harshest Conditions, Women Outlive Men

Women live longer than men. In nearly all populations on Earth, women tend to live, on average, one to three years longer. Is it the way women and men live—their behaviors, what they eat, the risks
Giving It Away

Giving It Away

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Help! My Soon-to-Be Ex-Husband Cares More About His Dogs Than His Kids.

Help! My Soon-to-Be Ex-Husband Cares More About His Dogs Than His Kids.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Taking the dog, abandoning the kids: My husband and I are divorcing. When we first got together,
Going Part Time May Not Be the Fix Working Mothers Need

Going Part Time May Not Be the Fix Working Mothers Need

Americans work more than workers in any other nation in the industrialized world. And American mothers spend more time with their children than ever before. As a result, many are stressed out,
Drag Conquered Cable in 2017. Should Fans Be Excited or Worried?

Drag Conquered Cable in 2017. Should Fans Be Excited or Worried?

This post is part of Outward, Slate’s home for coverage of LGBTQ life, thought, and culture. Read more here. In the past year, queens have flourished on cable as never before, launching three new
Childless Burden

Childless Burden

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Fostering a Future

Fostering a Future

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Want to Be an Ally to Women at Work? Here Are Five Things Men in Tech Have Been Doing.

Want to Be an Ally to Women at Work? Here Are Five Things Men in Tech Have Been Doing.

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, more women are coming forward with their stories of workplace harassment and inequality, and more men are hearing them. In the tech industry, where a significant
Equal Health Care Access May Be the Key to Lasting Peace in Colombia

Equal Health Care Access May Be the Key to Lasting Peace in Colombia

The scope of damage brought about by the decades-spanning armed conflict in Colombia is vast—270,000 deaths, 80,000 disappearances, and 8.2 million people internally displaced between 1958 and 2017
Speak Now

Speak Now

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Bless His Heart

Bless His Heart

Two days before Sean Spicer abruptly resigned as White House press secretary in July, he beamed into a Christian Broadcasting Network studio for what turned out to be his . The spokesman was sweating
Net Neutered

Net Neutered

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Singular Assault

Singular Assault

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The 1908 Murder That Brought Sexual Assault, Work, and Power to the Headlines

The 1908 Murder That Brought Sexual Assault, Work, and Power to the Headlines

Sarah Koten immigrated to the United States in 1902. Five years later, she began working under the tutelage of Dr. Martin W. Auspitz, who ran a sanitarium where Koten was also allowed to live.
The Best Foam Rollers

The Best Foam Rollers

This article originally appeared on the Strategist. If you do it right, and with the right equipment, foam rolling is a deep-tissue massage you can give yourself at home, every single day, by rolling
The Best Home Gym Equipment

The Best Home Gym Equipment

This article originally appeared on the Strategist. Remember that creaky stationary bike your grandma used to have in her basement? Well, forget about it. Today’s big-ticket home-gym equipment is