Weekend reading

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Essence Magazine devoted an issue to Black Lives Matter, with pieces by Angela Davis, Melissa Harris-Perry and more.

The creator of BoJack Horseman on comedy’s “default male” problem.

The subtle racism and sexism that makes even diverse college campuses hostile.

To get an Oscar nomination, it’s still best to make a mediocre movie about a white guy.

Mike Huckabee’s stupid, racist attack on Beyonce and Jay-Z.

Republicans are forcing women to have abortions, then telling us it’s too late.

Miranda July’s favorite recent books by women in which women have sex.

18 badass women you probably didn’t hear about in 2014.

The Pittsburgh Police Union got outraged about a sign promoting challenging racism at work.

Corporate accountability does not equal slut-shaming.

Here’s hoping progressive are successful in their attempts to assert control over the Democratic Party.

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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.

4 thoughts on “Weekend reading”

  1. I especially liked this weekend’s reading–the BoJack Horseman piece was excellent (I cracked up at the toaster comment) and I’m going to add that to my new monthly compilation of favorites. Thanks for the recommendation!

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