The Friday Five

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

1. Dunham Can’t Write Men by Dustin Rowles of says most all of Lena Dunham’s male characters are misogynists or closet date rapists, and none of them are wholly believable. (We don’t agree with this take, but it’s sparked some interesting conversation.)

2. The Fan Girls Of Violent Men by Clementine Ford of The Daily Life discusses a new crop of women who are vehemently committed to Oscar Pistorius, the South African Olympian currently awaiting trial for the shooting death of his girlfriend.

3. The Real Problem With Hooking Up: Bad Sex by David Masciotra of The Atlantic says a new book offers an insightful critique of hookup culture—but fails to pose viable solutions.

4. Incentives For Men, To Help Women To Work by Catherine Rampell of The New York Times says promoting women’s labor-force participation without curbing their career achievements will require addressing another issue: why family-friendly policies aren’t being used by men.

5. Study: Men More Likely Than Women To Be Depressed Over Childlessness by Katie McDonough of says a British researcher found that heterosexual men are pretty baby crazy, too.

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