While the news cycle has certainly been sombre this week, there are some moving and poignant stories that are more important to read than ever. Here's what we're reading across the web this week.
- For every dollar a man earns, a woman earns 54 cents … And stats tell us that it’s going to take 202 years to achieve parity. Here’s how an economist explains this terrifying situation.
- Children around the world skipped school on Friday to fight climate change. Here’s some information on why, what can be done and where to from here.
- Last week, nearly 50 people were charged in the largest college bribery admissions scandal ever prosecuted in the USA. The Cut spoke to college professionals (including counsellors and tutors) on what it’s like to deal with crazed parents (a warning to us all).
- After losing his son, actor Rob Delaney shared some of the most beautiful and relevant words on grief. “If it’s raining out, the people who don’t want to acknowledge that or understand it are offering you sunscreen. If you could just hand me an umbrella or even be like, ‘Wow, it’s pissing out,’ then I’d feel sane,” he said.
- Finally, how to help the victims of the Christchurch shootings.