The Friday Five

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

1. Can Older Women ‘Have It All’ Too? by Amanda Hess of discusses how longer lives will affect sexism.

2. Female Competition Isn’t Automatically ‘Mean’ by Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon says a new study has the media crowing about ‘cattiness’—but are women really any meaner than men?

3. No, I Will Not Dress As Oprah For Halloween Just Because I’m Black by Allison P. Davis of The Cut says: No matter what costume I wear, white people are unable to see me as anything other than a black woman.

4. The Dutch Don’t Care About Marriage by Katie Roiphe of says Americans can learn a lot from their indifference.

5. My Son Chooses To Be Alice (In Wonderland) by Lori Duron of The Atlantic says: ‘If you wear a girl’s costume, some people may ask you questions or wonder why you’re dressed like a girl,’ I explained. ‘I know,’ he replied.

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