The Friday Five

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

1. Sheryl Sandberg Gives American Women A Performance Review by Garance Franke-Ruta of The Atlantic says before there were second-wave feminists, there were women’s professional associations. Sandberg is looking to combine the two models to help women lead.

2. No Hillarys In The Pipeline by Irin Carmon of asks: Why are there so few Democratic women in line for the presidency?

3. The Lack Of Female Road Narratives And Why It Matters by Vanessa Veselka of The American Reader discusses what male writers’ dominance of the travel writing genre says about women’s place in American society.

4. Lena Dunham Doesn’t Want A Victoria’s Secret Body. Hers Is More Powerful by Amanda Hess of discusses a recent Playboy interview with the actress/producer/writer/director.

5. Study: More Moms Want Full-Time Work by Jennifer C. Kerr of says the poll comes amid a national debate on women in the workplace ignited by top Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg.

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