The Friday Five

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

1. A BDSM Blacklist by Tracy Clark-Flory of says that a Facebook-like site for kinksters stops users from naming alleged abusers, sparking debate over justice and safety.

2. Media Ignores Rash of Assaults on Transgender Women by Jay Michaelson of The Daily Beast says the spate of violence has gone virtually unnoticed by the mainstream media, as well as by the mainstream gay community, which has been consumed by the same-sex-marriage debate and the Tyler Clementi/Dharun Ravi case.

3. Abortion Qualms on Morning-After Pill May Be Unfounded by Pam Belluck of The New York Times says that the politically charged debate over morning-after pills and abortion, a divisive issue in this election year, is probably rooted in outdated or incorrect scientific guesses about how the pills work.

4. A Judicial Victory That Could Send Gay Marriage to the Supreme Court by Molly Ball of The Atlantic says they don’t get as much attention as Obama’s “evolution” on the issue, but the biggest substantive wins for equality advocates continue to come through the courts.

5. How to Fix the Gender Gap in Technology by Dana Goldstein of says make your daughter play video games. It will help her get a high-paying job.

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