Do Not Let Your Manicure Guilt Make This Labor Issue About You

The recent New York Times nail salon exposé and subsequent, appropriate government reaction has come accompanied by a lot of entry-level and highly limiting personal quibbling from manicure-loving women, who are here to remind us of the power of the internet’s dominant heuristic—which is to read something that does… »5/14/15 1:30pm5/14/15 1:30pm

8 Reasons Premarital Boning Is Good for Both You and Society

Culturally, America's attitude toward women and sex is pretty screwed up (no pun intended). Society tells us that it's dirty, filthy, and wrong, and women who have it are sinners who have to pretend that they don't know what a dick looks like. Then, on that magical day at some point in their adulthood, those formerly… »9/26/12 1:45pm9/26/12 1:45pm

Magazine Tells Moms To Lay Off Each Other Already

Crisis alert: America's experiencing a wave of mom-on-mom judgment. Moms can't walk down the street without getting eyeballed and evaluated by other mothers, and they can't resist doing the same in turn to other moms they encounter. It's gotten so bad that soon we may be able to replace the word "judge" with the word… »11/30/11 5:30pm11/30/11 5:30pm

Why Takeout Is Evil...And Other Stuff to Feel Guilty About

So, takeout makes for a lot of environmentally-unfriendly plastic. But cooking for one results in wasted food. Oh noes! What's the guilty eater to do? In today's "Green Lantern" column »11/18/08 4:40pm11/18/08 4:40pm, Slate writer Jacob Leibenluft takes on to-go's carbon footprint. Can we justify it in these greening times? More to the point, can we…

Why Recruiting A Rape Survivor For A Political Ad Makes Me Uncomfortable

On Monday, the news that the Obama campaign was supposedly actively recruiting a rape victim to appear in a campaign spot left me feeling vaguely disturbed »10/01/08 2:20pm10/01/08 2:20pm, and I said so. Other women, like , and (as well as some of you) disagreed. And, that's fine. But I think it deserves to be a conversation. As the victim of…