The Friday Five

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

1. Don’t Judge The Sailboat Parents by Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon says: A couple comes under fire for setting sail with young children, but parenting is always a life or death risk.

2. I Wasn’t A Fan Of Sheryl Sandberg’s—Until I Couldn’t Find A Job by Margaret Barthel of The Atlantic says: In college, I had the luxury of developing a sophisticated critique of her call to “lean in.” After a few months of unemployment, I found it was just what I needed to hear.

3. The Number Of Stay-At-Home Moms Is Rising. These Are The Women We Ignore by Jessica Grose of Slate says a new Pew report finds that SAHMs are younger, less white, and more likely to live in poverty than working moms.

4. The Truth About The Pay Gap by the Editorial Board of The New York Times says: “wage injustice matters to all Americans, regardless of party, and those who stand in the way of fairness do so at their political peril.”

5. Waxing: Damned If You Do And Damned If You Don’t: How Pubic Hair Became Political by Emily Shire of The Daily Beast says the decision to “grow out the lady garden” rather than succumb to landscaping has become a feminist issue worth debating—if only to quiet outdated societal standards once and for all.

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