Weekend reading


The Dissolve put together a list of the 50 most daring film roles for women since Ripley.

Kudos to a Girl Scout troop that turned down $100,000 from a transphobic donor.

Nearly half of black and Latina scientists mistaken for janitors or assistants.

A man writes about spending two weeks eating food marketed to women.

Girls with working moms may do better when they grow up.

26 times celebrity men stood up for feminism.

Affirmative consent is still confusing for college students.


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.

3 thoughts on “Weekend reading”

    1. Not the most encouraging article for sure, but I guess it’s not too surprising since our cultural standard has been so different for so long. At least more people seem to be adopting the affirmative consent standard, so maybe the next wave will grow up learning it from an early age.


      1. Not surprising, no. Every inch of progress against rape culture must be clawed out against incredible resistance. Rough on the nails, sure — but I too have some hope for tomorrow’s children. Or…maybe tomorrow’s grandkids, at least.


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