The Friday Five

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

1. Why Women Don’t Take Risks With Their Money by Helaine Olen of The Atlantic says it’s because women make less money, not because they’re biologically risk-averse.

2. A Scarlet Letter—The Monica Lewinsky-ing Of Paula Broadwell by Allison Yarrow of The Daily Beast says when powerful men stray, the press continues to ogle, and shame, the women they do it with.

3. The Cost, In Dollars, Of Raising A Child by Nadia Taha of The New York Times asks: Would not having children be more beneficial to your bottom line?

4. Hollywood’s Real-Life Hunger Games by Mary Elizabeth Williams of looks at two actresses, Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway, who have both been in the tabloids for their weight in recent movies, and asks what the obsession with their bodies is saying about women today.

5. Obama Shows, Once Again, That Crying Is For Winners by Eleanor Barkhorn of The Atlantic says the President teared up twice last week and got away with it—but only because he’s already proven himself to be powerful.

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