The Friday Five

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

1. Motherhood Isn’t The ‘World’s Toughest Job’ by Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon says: An ad goes viral—and is an insult to both men and women.

2. How Working Women Help The Economy by Annie Lowrey of The New York Times says the shift of women into the workplace is one of the less heralded drivers of economic expansion. If American women didn’t work, the economy would be about 11 percent smaller.

3. If You Don’t Have Enough Women On Your Power List, Make Sure To Put One On The Cover by Allie Jones of The Wire says power lists that were short on women seem to compensate by putting one on the cover. How about putting more on the list?

4. The Confidence Gap by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman of The Atlantic says: Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here’s why, and what to do about it.

5. The Case For Separate Beds by Holly Allen of Slate says: “I love my husband. But I want my own bed.”

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