The Friday Five

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

1. When Parents Hover and Kids Don’t Grow Up in the Room for Debate section of The New York Times asks if “helicopter parenting” is starting to crash and burn.

2. by Julie Zeilinger at says that many young women today fail to lead because of the pressure put on them to be perfect.

3. Two Classes, Divided by ‘I Do’ by Jason DeParle of The New York Times says that striking changes in family structure have broadened income gaps and posed new barriers to upward mobility.

4. Anthony Weiner Gets Feminized by Tracy Clark-Flory of says the sexting ex-pol and his wife tell People he has been domesticated—by doing the couple’s laundry.

5. Will the Decline in Marriage Mean a Decline in Political Power for Mothers? by Garance Franke-Ruta of The Atlantic says: Unmarried mothers are now the majority of new moms under 30, and 41% of non-college educated moms. Too bad they don’t vote so much.

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