The Friday Five

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

1. Just Wait Until Your Mother Gets Home by Alex Williams of The New York Times says in the last decade, the number of men who have left the work force entirely to raise children has more than doubled, to 176,000, according to recent United States census data.

2. Kristen Stewart, Katie Holmes, and the Summer of Break-Up Porn by Tracy Quan of The Daily Beast asks: What can we learn from Kristen Stewart and Katie Holmes? The piece examines what celebrity relationship archetypes we should emulate and which ones we should avoid.

3. If Your Baby Girl Might Be Born With A Small Penis by Amanda Schaffer of asks: Would you treat her prenatally with a drug of uncertain risk?

4. Helen Gurley Brown, 1922-2012 by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano of The New Inquiry says for a writer in the Cosmopolitan

5. In Defense of Single Motherhood by Katie Roiphe of The New York Times says married parents can raise screwed-up children, just as single parents can raise well-adjusted ones.

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