Weekend reading


A new report shows the extent of street harassment in the US.

A disturbing trend of military equipment being used by local police departments.

10 words girls should learn to stand up for themselves.

The NYCLU is campaigning for better conditions in the disgusting real-life jail where “Orange is the New Black” takes place.

Michigan Republicans show just how in touch with women they are by pretending to read fashion magazines.

Emily Bazelon talks to family members of shooting victims about their continuing struggle to end gun violence.

A commercial aired during the NBA finals promotes changing the Washington football team’s racist name.

The New York Times asks if it’s possible to be a male feminist.  This video provides a good answer.

If Asians said the things white people say.


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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