The Friday Five

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

1. Rape Remarks Haunt The GOP by Steve Kornacki of says Richard Mourdock becomes the latest candidate to embarrass himself. Will it cost his party the Senate?

2. Shades of Gay by Charles M. Blow of The New York Times asks why more members of minority groups identify as gay, lesbian, or transgender.

3. ‘Sex Addiction’ Redefined by Lindsay Abrams of The Atlantic says there’s a new psychiatric diagnosis for those suffering (yes, suffering) from hypersexuality.

4. Male-Female Pay Gap Persists and Starts Early, Study Finds by Caitlin Peterkin of The Chronicle reports on a study, which looked at earnings of college-educated men and women one year after graduation. On average, women earned 82 percent of what men were paid.

5. It Stands To Reason, Skeptics Can Be Sexist Too by Rebecca Watson of says she spoke out about sexual harassment among atheists and scientists, then came the rape threats.

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