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.

News you can relate to

Some news stories that caught our eye this week:

  • I’ve gone through an intense range of emotions this week watching coverage of the guilty verdict in the Steubenville rape. I’ve landed on a feeling of hope after reading Magda Pecsenye’s “A Letter To My Sons About Stopping Rape.”
  • Do you need another reason to love Project Runway’s Tim Gunn? He’s helping to launch the international No More campaign, raising awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Karin White with the YWCA of Pierce County reflects on how domestic violence homicides have impacted her community, and shares her hopes for a better future.