Weekend reading


The first episode of The Daily Show’s new podcast goes behind the scenes of their great piece on campus sexual assault.

A man is facing online threats for taking in a Guatemalan refugee family to demonstrate compassion to his children.

Why we should stop calling abortion a “difficult decision.”

”My past is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on.” Meet the first female head of a major North American professional sports union.

Trayvon Martin’s mother writes a moving open letter to the family of Michael Brown.

What happens to police officers who kill unarmed black men.

A 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested protesting in Ferguson.

The female voter’s guide to being wooed by political parties.

Female directors on the movies that influenced them.


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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