The Friday Five

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

1. Sheryl Sandberg Launches ‘Ban Bossy’ Campaign To Empower Girls To Lead by Cynthia McFadden and Jake Whitman of “Good Morning America” asks: Can banning one school-yard word really change the world? Sheryl Sandberg says yes.

2. Dottie Sandusky Is Defensive And Delusional In Emotional TV Interview by Kate Dries of says: In a 50 minute interview with Matt Lauer that aired on “Today” Wednesday morning, Jerry Sandusky’s wife Dottie vigorously defended her husband, describing in detail how his conviction has changed their lives and repeating numerous times that they are not lying about his innocence.

3. Body-Image Pressure Increasingly Affects Boys by Jamie Santa Cruz of The Atlantic says cultural ideals are becoming an equal opportunity anxiety-inducer, and eating disorders are increasingly common in men. But the symptoms in men and women don’t look the same.

4. How To Actually ‘Marry Smart’ by Tracy Clark-Flory of Salon says: Susan Patton tells women to find a husband in college. Try this instead: Sleep around! Work hard! Microwave meals!

5. Laws Protecting Women From Upskirt Photo Assaults Fall Short by Holly Kearl of The Daily Beast says: Cell phones and smart phones have made voyeuristic upskirt photos ubiquitous. Sadly, the laws protecting women from such invasions still vary from state to state.

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