The Friday Five

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

1. Hasbro Makes An Easy-Bake Oven For Boys by Hanna Rosin of Slate.com says when some companies are called out for being small-minded or bigoted, they get even more small-minded and stupid. Others do the right thing. This week, Hasbro did the right thing.

2. How to Attack the Gender Wage Gap? Speak Up by Jessica Bennett of The New York Times says when it comes to negotiating for better pay, women often hesitate, studies show. But new programs around the United States are aiming to eliminate those fears.

3. Being A Stay-At-Home Dad Can Make Me Feel Like A Petulant 10-Year-Old by Andy Hinds of The Atlantic says relying on your wife for financial support isn’t emasculating, but it can be infantilizing sometimes.

4. How Feminism Caused Sandy Hook, According To The Right by Irin Carmon of Salon.com discusses those on the right who would blame the tragedy on anything but guns see women as the problem—not the heroes.

5. Shear Madness: Why Does A Black Woman Risk Losing Her Job Over Her Hair? by Bijan C. Bayne of Alternet.org says professional black women still have to respond to centuries-old discomfort about the way their hair grows.

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