The Friday Five

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

1. We Never Said “We Wanted It All”: How the Media Distorts the Goals of Feminism by Ruth Rosen of says what Anne-Marie Slaughter and so many other privileged women have failed to understand is that the original women’s movement sought an economic and social revolution that would create equality at home and at the workplace.

2. Science’s Stilted Calibration of Human Sexuality by Lindsay Abrams of The Atlantic says researchers, in typical researcher fashion, continue to search for ways to qualify, identify, and account for sexual orientation.

3. Raising Successful Children by Madeline Levine of The New York Times says unnecessary intervention makes your child feel bad about himself (if he’s young) or angry at you (if he’s a teenager).

4. How To Be Alone by Tracy Clark-Flory of says we all have to learn to be by ourselves, whether it’s after a breakup, a move or a divorce—but how, exactly?

5. Why Stressed-Out Men Prefer Heavier Women by Alexandra Sifferlin of Time magazine says the body type that a man finds attractive can change depending on his environment and circumstances, a new study finds: When under stress, for instance, men prefer heavier women.

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