The Friday Five

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This week’s roundup of our favorites from across the interwebs to help you make sense of men and women.

1. The ‘Pregnancy Police’ Are Everywhere (Even in Your Head) by KJ Dell’Antonia of The New York Times Motherlode blog asks: Are pregnant women who color their hair—or paint their toenails, or hire a baby nurse, or choose a stroller over a sling, or go back to work early—rebelling against their peers, or against their own ever-evolving ideals?

2. Role Models and the Real World by Dr. Peggy Drexler of The Huffington Post asks: Does a male role model actually have to be a man?

3. Taking a Chance on Love, and Algorithms by Jenna Wortham of The New York Times says online dating sites defend the usefulness of their scientific approach. But a social psychology professor says that “technology is not the way to figure out who is compatible and will never be.”

4. The Real War on Moms by Irin Carmon of Salon.com says The Romneys and other Republicans have nothing to offer parents other than manufactured outrage.

5. A Man. A Woman. Just Friends? by William Deresiewicz of The New York Times discusses the age-old question: Can a man and woman really just be friends?

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