The Friday Five

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

1. Debate Moves Women To Fore In Race For The White House by Michael D. Shear of The New York Times says President Obama argued that Mitt Romney would oppose equal pay for women and block access to birth control, but Mr. Romney sought to defend his policies as better for women.

2. Marriage as an Economic Problem by Matthew Yglesias of discusses Lloyd Shapley and Alvin Roth, who won the Nobel Prize for showing the best way to match people with what they really want.

3. Mitt Romney’s ‘Binders Full of Women’ Comment Sets Internet Ablaze by Marlow Stern of The Daily Beast says Mitt Romney claimed during the debate that he requested ‘binders full of women’ as governor of Massachusetts. The comment went viral, and the remark is further evidence of how out-of-touch the GOP candidate is with women.

4. Pornography For A Better Tomorrow by James Hamblin of The Atlantic says: Donating to charities for each video watched—and hoping to supplant the ‘fake, violent, macho-centered culture’—a nonprofit porn site is rethinking ethics for the industry.

5. Do Flirty Women Finish First? by Lynn Stuart Parramore of says if promotion eludes you, a new study suggests cranking up your flirt-o-meter.

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