The Friday Five

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

1. The Upside to All the Online Chatter About ‘Girls’ by Rolf Potts of The Atlantic says the debate about Lena Dunham’s HBO comedy is more varied and sophisticated than cultural conversations of 20 years ago.

2. Can You Be Both Mormon and Gay? by Max Perry Mueller of discusses why a religion notorious in the gay community might be “evolving.”

3. Are Gay Parents Really Worse For Children? How a New Study Gets Everything Wrong by John Corvino of The New Republic offers critical commentary on Mark Regnerus’s controversial new study, “How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships? Findings from the New Family Structures Study.”

4. Equality and the End of Marrying Up by Katrin Bennhold of The New York Times says contemporary marriage patterns may be widening the gap between the rich and poor. The policy challenge then is to decide on the most effective way to level the playing field for the next generation.

5. Stop Our Sperm, Please by Irin Carmon of introduces the men who want better birth control—and want it badly.

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