The Friday Five

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

1. Yes! Janet Yellen Will Be First Female Fed Chair. How Long Until We Can Stop Talking About Her Gender? by Hanna Rosin of says President Obama nominated Janet Yellen to be the head of the Federal Reserve. If all goes as planned, we will soon forget about the fact that she is a woman.

2. U.S. Women Are Dying Younger Than Their Mothers, And No One Knows Why by Grace Wyler of The Atlantic says while advancements in medicine and technology have prolonged life expectancy and decreased premature deaths overall, women in parts of the country have been left behind.

3. Engagement Rings Are Barbaric by Shannon Rupp of says sparkly rocks remind us of an age when women were considered a form of chattel.

4. Abortion Access For All Our Daughters on The Daily Beast says author Sally Kohn wants safe, legal abortion to be around when her daughter comes of age, but the right is fighting to shut down that option.

5. Curtain Is Rising On A Tech Premiere With (As Usual) A Mostly Male Cast by Claire Cain Miller of The New York Times says Twitter’s financial filing for its Wall Street debut was chock-full of juicy tidbits, from the name of its richest founder to a list of its escalating losses. But one revelation was particularly startling: Just a single woman among its top officials.

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