Weekend reading

photo via Indiewire
photo via Indiewire

10 female directors who deserve more attention from Hollywood (Of the many great film suggestions to be found in this piece, I especially recommend Night Catches Us, pictured above.)

On a related note, you can help fund a mentorship program for female filmmakers to correct the enormous gender disparity in film.

The outrageous new parental consent law in Alabama allows the state to call witnesses to testify against a teen seeking an abortion and appoints a lawyer for the fetus.

California has passed some groundbreaking laws this year, including becoming the first state to banish the “gay panic” defense.

A new study finds that it’s harder for women to leave abusive relationships if they’re denied access to abortion.

Some police departments want to return military gear, but the Pentagon won’t take it back.

The essence of gender roles in action movies, in one supercut.



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.

2 thoughts on “Weekend reading”

  1. Actually, I would love to have a female director/producer develop, direct and produce one of my books/stories as a movie. Especially the series (and other related series) I am currently working on. I tend to write strong female lead characters, good and evil.


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