The Friday Five

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

1. Good Day Care Was Once A Top Feminist Priority, And It Should Be Again by Noah Berlatsky of The Atlantic reports on 1971’s Child Development Act, which would have established federally funded community centers, but President Nixon vetoed the bill and the movement lost steam.

2. The False Alarm Over U.S. Fertility by Derek S. Hoff of The New York Times says fears of a declining birthrate damaging the economy are hogwash.

3. You Don’t Know Anything About The Osbournes Marriage by Erin Keane of says reality TV has skewed celebrity marriage. If the Osbournes or Will and Jada Smith make the unconventional work, great.

4. Smear Campaign by Torie Bosch of offers a review of STFU Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, And Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare.

5. Sex In The ‘Mad Men’ Era: Phallocrats And Fake Virgins by Susan Jacoby of The Daily Beast discusses the era when sex wasn’t so great for the “greatest” male generation.

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