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. The Year In Sex by Tracy Clark-Flory of Salon.com says it was a good year for sex. Whether it was K-Stew’s infidelity or kinky “mommy porn,” we just couldn’t stop talking about it. Here’s a handy guide to what defined our sexual culture in 2012.

2. The Gender Divide On Gun Control by Anne-Marie Slaughter of The Atlantic says the majority of women favor tougher laws, while 50 percent of men oppose them.

3. Top 10 Sexist-Media Moments of 2012 by Patricia Leavy, PhD, of The Huffington Post says the media are far from gender-neutral, and this year had plenty of blunders.

4. What Conservatives Taught Us About Women’s Bodies In 2012 by Amanda Hess of Slate.com asks: Who can best explain the workings of the female body? Medical professionals? Sex educators? Or geriatric Tea Party billionaires?

5. When My Son’s Brother Became A Dad: An Adoptive Parent’s Christmas by Susan Antilla of The Atlantic shares one man’s story of adopting a baby boy and starting a relationship with the family he came from.

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