The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: April 21, 2010

-Doctors have long tried to develop a female Viagra , but it’s not so simple. Women need more than engorgement. [ Salon ]

-Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg , is about to radically shake up British politics. After a smooth performance in last week’s first-ever televised debates against Britain’s two main parties, polls suggest he’s more than a marginal contender for prime minister. [ New York Times ]

-Elite colleges have very relaxed attitudes to drinking that parents might not expect. They say it’s for health and safety, but alcohol-related hospitalizations are on the rise. [ The Daily Beast ]

-After meeting with victims, the pope promises to take action against sexual abuse. [ New York Times ]

- Leslie Zemeckis , the wife of an Oscar-winning director, is building an empire on the mantra: ” I’d rather be a mistress .” [ The Daily Beast ]