Weekend reading


The one time I checked out the Brownies when I was a kid, we were stitching our names into plastic grids with yarn. These Radical Brownies are about a million times more awesome than that.

The telegram Martin Luther King, Jr. sent to Betty Shabazz after Malcolm X’s assassination.

9 coming-of-age films that aren’t about white men.

Alan Cumming and GLAAD mock the absurdity of the FDA’s regulations on blood donations by gay and bisexual men.

Why you might still be paying for birth control even though it’s supposed to be free.

“If these young, hot little girls on campus have a firearm, I wonder how many men will want to assault them.” No, no, no, no, no.

Why is bearing children seen as more important that surviving pregnancy?

12 great responses to sexist questions.

Good Samaritans bought a homeless couple 3 nights out of the cold, but the hotel kicked them out.

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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