The Friday Five

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

1. An App To Help Women Avoid Street Harassment by Judith Ohikuare of The Atlantic reports on the challenges of collecting data on where people do and don’t feel safe.

2. Confessions Of A Minority Darling by Helen Wan of The Daily Beast says CBS anchor Julie Chen got slammed for her decision to have plastic surgery to look less “Asian,” but many minorities have felt pressure to succeed by making sure to fit in.

3. Is ‘Dads’ Creator Seth MacFarlane The Most Offensive Man In Show Business? by Daniel D’Addario of asks: After his “morally wrong” series premieres, is MacFarlane the problem, or the ecosystem that allows him to thrive?

4. While Miss America Is Subjected To Racial Slurs, French Senate Outlaws Beauty Pageants For Kids by Jodie Gummow of says judging children under 16 on their physical appearance in beauty contests is now a crime under French law.

5. From Mars by Lizzie Widdicombe of The New Yorker profiles Bustle founder, Bryan Goldberg’s adventures in women’s publishing.

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