Weekend reading


Mallory Ortberg shares slides from her funny and insightful talk, “The Happy Feminist.”

Incarcerated people vote in Vermont, Puerto Rico and Maine. Why can’t they vote anywhere else?

Cosmopolitan talks you through the process of getting an abortion.

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about voter ID laws.

Missouri Republicans break Democrats’ 39-hour filibuster, advancing anti-gay bill.

Read Bernie Sanders’ 1961 testimony on his university’s racist housing policy.

NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio orders city buildings to allow trans people in all bathrooms.

Inside the LA juvenile detention center that’s been compared to a “third world country prison.”

10 women comedians who are smashing the patriarchy.


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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