Weekend reading


Film critic Marya E. Gates shares the films she watched during a year of only watching films by women, as well as a great list of films about teenage girls directed by women

The black person’s burden of managing white emotions in the age of Trump

The Walter Scott mistrial and the crisis of facts

California lawmakers to Trump: “if you want to get to [immigrants], you have to go through us”

The lesson from Standing Rock: organizing and resistance can win

Some showrunners are banning rape as a plot device

Weekend reading


Lindsay King-Miller on the new Dove ad and the expectation that women should have to feel beautiful.

Amy Davidson on the Walter Scott video and how “videos, like pictures, are effective only when the people looking at them are willing to really see what’s there.”

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Walter Scott and overreliance on the criminal justice system to try to solve problems.

As part of Mother Jones’ investigation into the cost of gun violence, they looked at what it’s like to be a survivor of gun violence.

Also, 16 charts that show the true cost of gun violence in the US.

A women’s healthcare bill failed to get through the Democratically-controlled Oregon state legislature because of its abortion provision.

A CEO lowered his salary to $70,000 and increased all employees’ salaries to $70,000.