The Friday Five

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

1. Steubenville Rapists Can Be Saved by Irin Carmon of says for all the justified outrage at the Steubenville offenders, rehab can and does work. Their lives are not “over.”

2. New Poll Shows Huge Surge In Support For Marriage Equality by Daniel Politi of says that survey after survey has shown that views on basic social issues often move very slowly. But support for marriage equality is turning out to be one big exception to the rule.

3. Steubenville: This Is Rape Culture’s Abu Ghraib Moment by Laurie Penny of The New Statesmen says the pictures from Steubenville don’t just show a girl being raped. They show that rape being condoned, encouraged, celebrated. What type of culture could possibly produce such pictures?

4. The Problem With Mostly Male (And Mostly Female) Workplaces by Philip Cohen of The Atlantic says more than a quarter of Americans work in jobs that are almost entirely single-sex. This has implications for how men view women.

5. Off The Battlefield, Military Women Face Risks From Male Troops by Quil Lawrence and Marisa Penaloza of discuss the shocking prevalence of rape in the military.

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