News you can relate to

Some news stories that caught our eye this week:

  • NCAA basketball has provided more than the usual share of madness this time around. Plenty of upsets and broken dreams (not to mention broken bones). And then, of course, there’s the firing of Rutgers abusive and homophobic coach. This commentary helps put things into context: “as much as Rice is the crux of this particular problem, the issue is bigger than him…which is why it keeps happening.”
  • Check out this article on some cool strategies young people in Bangladesh are using to engage their communities to end violence against women.
  • We all know there are far fewer women than men in politics. But why? Because they’re not getting elected? Not running? Not even thinking about it? Some new research is breaking down the gender gap in politics.