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How the Evangelical Culture of Forgiveness Hurts Victims of Sexual Abuse

How the Evangelical Culture of Forgiveness Hurts Victims of Sexual Abuse

When megachurch pastor Andy Savage sat on a stool in front of his congregation on Sunday and confessed to a regretful sexual incident from his past, he ended his statement with an apology and a
The 2018 Golden Globes Was Almost Revolutionary. Too Bad the Main Protest Was a Bust.

The 2018 Golden Globes Was Almost Revolutionary. Too Bad the Main Protest Was a Bust.

There was no way this year’s Golden Globes could have gone off as usual. With the entertainment industry belching up sex criminals nearly every day for the past three months, there was enormous
For God’s Sake, New York Times, #MeToo Is Not Going to End Flirting And Fun Sex

For God’s Sake, New York Times, #MeToo Is Not Going to End Flirting And Fun Sex

Today’s hottest #MeToo take comes from the New York Times opinion page, where Daphne Merkin argues that the movement to expose a widespread culture of sexual harassment and abuse has gotten out of
Hollywood’s Official Response to #MeToo Is Off to a Rocky Start

Hollywood’s Official Response to #MeToo Is Off to a Rocky Start

The new year started on Monday with a major announcement from several Hollywood A-listers. Full-page ads in the New York Times and the Spanish-language newspaper La Opinión heralded the creation of
Flight Risk

Flight Risk

This month, Slate is republishing some of our favorite stories. Here’s today’s selection: In the wake of #MeToo, it’s easier to look at pretty much anything and say it’s probably ill-equipped to
A Close Look at the Many Times We’ve Anointed “The Year of the Woman” Before

A Close Look at the Many Times We’ve Anointed “The Year of the Woman” Before

When Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith replaces Sen. Al Franken, she will become the record-setting 22nd woman in the Senate, and as a wave of sexual misconduct allegations remove powerful
The Best of the Reckoning

The Best of the Reckoning

The first big New York Times story about the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, went live on Oct. 5. Nearly every day since has brought another horror story. For
Evangelical Women, Long Acculturated to Shun “Negative” Topics, Are Speaking Out About #MeToo

Evangelical Women, Long Acculturated to Shun “Negative” Topics, Are Speaking Out About #MeToo

The current crusade against sexual violence started in Hollywood. Now, a group of women hopes to bring this conversation to a setting supposedly far from Babylon: the evangelical church. This week,
USA Gymnastics Paid McKayla Maroney $1.25 Million to Stay Silent About Her Alleged Sexual Abuse

USA Gymnastics Paid McKayla Maroney $1.25 Million to Stay Silent About Her Alleged Sexual Abuse

Retired gymnast McKayla Maroney filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking damages for the sexual abuse she says she suffered for years at the hands of Larry Nassar, a doctor who recently pled guilty to
Democrats Should Follow the Doug Jones Playbook on Abortion Rights

Democrats Should Follow the Doug Jones Playbook on Abortion Rights

As the Democratic Party looks back on this year and concocts its formula for 2018, party leaders may clash on what lessons to extract from the improbable victory of Doug Jones, Alabama’s first
My Husband’s Other Wife

My Husband’s Other Wife

This month, Slate is republishing some of our favorite stories. Here's today's selection: This year has relentlessly offered itself as proof that the human heart is small and hard. This classic 2009
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” Is Your Latest Problematic Fave

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” Is Your Latest Problematic Fave

Every December for the past several years, seasonal culture critics have wondered what to make of Rudolph. The tale of the red-nosed reindeer—perhaps the longest-running and best-loved holiday
How Should We Process Sexual Harassment Allegations When No Specific Allegations Have Been Made Public?

How Should We Process Sexual Harassment Allegations When No Specific Allegations Have Been Made Public?

On Monday, the New Yorker announced that it had cut ties with its Washington correspondent, Ryan Lizza, for engaging in “improper sexual conduct.” In a brief statement, a spokeswoman for the magazine
Trump’s Accusers Hope America Is Finally Ready to Believe Them

Trump’s Accusers Hope America Is Finally Ready to Believe Them

Three women who’ve accused Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault held a press conference in New York on Monday morning to call for a congressional investigation into the president’s alleged
Axes of Evil

Axes of Evil

Dahlia Lithwick is not only one of the country’s best legal writers, she’s delightfully game to do something completely ridiculous now and then. I had just started at Slate during the 2013 retreat
“What Is Shameful Is How Long It Has Taken Congress to Catch Up”

“What Is Shameful Is How Long It Has Taken Congress to Catch Up”

The avalanche of sexual misconduct allegations in the past two months has shined a stark spotlight on the pervasive problem of sexual harassment in America. The District of Columbia’s nonvoting
In Praise of the One-Boobed Christmas Sweater

In Praise of the One-Boobed Christmas Sweater

If you are Lil’ Kim, or if Christmas sweaters are just too Puritanical for your taste, this season’s fashion outlook will be a big relief. “The Reindeer Boob Is Coming to Town,” promised the BBC this
Why Franken Had to Go

Why Franken Had to Go

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken announced on Thursday his plan to resign “in the coming weeks” after a series of allegations that he groped women and kissed them without consent. “There is a big part of me
The Upside of Office Flirtation?

The Upside of Office Flirtation?

When I was 23 years old, my boss would look down the gap at the waistband of my jeans when he walked past my desk. I was an entry-level fact-checker at my first magazine job, and he was an older and
Donald Trump in the Post-Weinstein Age

Donald Trump in the Post-Weinstein Age

In the early 1980s, Jessica Leeds found herself seated next to Donald Trump in the first-class cabin of an airplane. After making polite conversation over an in-flight meal, Leeds says, Trump raised