Weekend reading


Two interesting photo projects: women writers on things they are tired of hearing and racist things said to black students at Harvard.

A new study shows that drinking doesn’t cause sexual aggression. In fact, sexual predators target intoxicated women.“If you walk through a bar and grab a woman’s breasts and then disappear into the crowd, that’s probably not a misunderstanding. You don’t actually think that she wants you to do that.”

Still wondering if race is a factor in stand your ground defenses? A Florida prosecutor wants to put Marissa Alexander in prison for 60 years for firing a warning shot in a dispute with her abusive husband.

A new poll shows young liberals will dominate the politics of the future.

Everyone in the Kentucky Senate race loves guns.



Author: Rebecca Griffin

I am a passionate advocate for progressive causes with over a decade of experience organizing for social change. That organizing experience informs the way I look at the world and the challenges we face in working toward social justice. I started Of Means and Ends to write about social issues I care about and share my thoughts on how we organize in a smart, strategic way. Please visit and join the conversation.

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