Weekend reading


15 indigenous women on the front lines of the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance

A Republican governor is using his own money to reinstate the death penalty

California restaurants launch nation’s first transgender jobs program

It’s 2016 and Kansas approvingly cited Dred Scott in an abortion case 

Why are there so many books with “girl” in the title?

New York City students tell Westboro Baptist Church that “God Loves Jazz”


We can’t just be against the death penalty when it’s easy


As we hear more and more outrageous stories about wrongly convicted people spending decades in prison, support for the death penalty weakens. According to The Innocence Project, 341 prisoners have been exonerated through DNA evidence in the last 25 years. And these are the ones who are lucky enough to have an organization with resources to investigate their cases. Continue reading “We can’t just be against the death penalty when it’s easy”

Weekend reading


Behind the photo that changed the Boston Marathon forever.

There’s no separating the death penalty and race.

Lupita Nyong’o had to remind Vogue that white actresses don’t have a monopoly on beauty.

Doctor, warned to be silent on abortions, files civil rights complaint.

Why won’t Hollywood let us see our best black actors?

Obama to name Stonewall Inn first ever national monument for gay rights.

Rape is common. So why don’t we believe rape victims?

Park Cannon, the black, queer, millennial woman in the Georgia State House, is a very vocal minority.

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About Elly

The best of Netflix’s “featuring a strong female lead” categories.

The patronizing questions we ask women who write.

Bitch Media recommends 12 female-fronted bands at SXSW.

Progressives oust prosecutors criticized for mishandling cases of police brutality.

Before she lost the primary, Chicago’s top prosecutor cleared killer cops 68 times.

Exonerated death row inmate challenges Hillary Clinton on her support for the death penalty.

The best explanation for Hillary Clinton’s bizarre comments about the Reagans and HIV/AIDS.

Protesting police comes with a lot of health risks.

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Amy Poehler’s smart girls asked the best Emmy red carpet questions.

Why do we vilify Kim Davis, but accept doctors who refuse women abortion care?

Killing a white person is almost the only reason murderers ever receive the death penalty.

This law is supposed to protect babies, but it’s putting their moms behind bars.

The AP just adopted a stronger way to describe climate change doubters.

If feminist icons lose their way, the movement continues without them.

Enough with the queer and trans films that are actually about straight people.

What Donald Trump doesn’t understand about calling women beautiful.

A transgender woman live tweets her expulsion from Orlando airport.

Brewing Hatred: Coors markets to Women, Latinos, LGBT Communities as Coors family attacks their rights.

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A photographer looks at the things women carry to protect themselves.

Ireland just became the first country to pass marriage equality by popular vote.

85 films by and about women of color.

RH Reality Check investigates the lack of progress on processing the backlog of rape kits.

Students in Florida were called “sexy” while undergoing transvaginal ultrasounds they were pressured into doing.

The Nebraska state legislature voted to end the death penalty.

How much water are the richest Californians wasting? It’s a secret.

Congrats, you have an all male panel.

Is your OB-GYN a member of an anti-choice group?

Weekend reading


A comic that makes a great point about criticism of “riots” in Baltimore.

How Bud Light  managed to go public with its offensive marketing campaign.

A group of Nebraska Republicans wants to repeal the death penalty.

A professor live tweeted her child’s ridiculous abstinence-only sex ed class.

Fabulous singer Jose James on why Billie Holiday should be seen as a feminist icon.

New York City will start collecting racial data that could help reveal bias in policing.

Amy Schumer does it again with this hilarious parody of songs that tell women they’re beautiful without makeup, despite what our culture might tell them.