The Friday Five

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

1. Who Needs Casual Sex by Tracy Clark-Flory of says after spending much of her 20s hooking up, she’s shocked to find that traditional courtship is pretty great.

2. Why Stacey Dash’s Looks—Not Her Race—Matter In Her Romney Endorsement by Allison Samuels of The Daily Beast says who cares what a D-List actress has to say about politics? If she’s drop dead gorgeous, people will pay attention—and lash out, as Dash found out. But let’s not pretend her race has an impact on her Romney support.

3. Lena Dunham Is Not Your Problem by Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic says The Girls creator and her $3.7 million book advance have come under intense scrutiny they don’t quite deserve.

4. Why Women Hide Their Pregnancies by Alissa Quart of The New York Times says in an economy where women now make up half the work force, we’re going to have to address the treatment of pregnant employees more systemically.

5. Can You Date Someone With Different Political Views Than You? by Alyssa Figueroa of asks: Is it a deal breaker or just a difference of opinion?

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