Weekend reading


A group of progressive Democrats give the administration a taste of their own medicine on secrecy and drones.

Mother Jones tells you what you need to know about the Supreme Court decision on buffer zones around abortion clinics.

In light of last week’s Supreme Court ruling limiting access to your cell phone, 4 things you need to know if the police try to search your phone.

Rebecca Traister makes a strong case that more women should join Hillary Clinton in running for president in 2016.

Why Orange is the New Black actress Uzo Aduba didn’t consider changing her Nigerian name.

Iranian women defy a ban and watch the World Cup with men. If you like that post, you’ll probably enjoy Jafar Panahi’s film Offside about young Iranian women who sneak into a stadium to watch a World Cup game.

Photos from one of the US’s longest running gay proms.

A Mormon women’s rights activist was excommunicated for advocating the ordination of women.


Weekend reading

insanely sexist vintage airline ad
insanely sexist vintage airline ad via @DanielDKraus

A photo essay captures North Carolina’s Moral Mondays movement, fighting for progressive change against an aggressive right wing legislature.

As I get ready to head back to Capitol Hill this week, this explains why I’ll be seeing mostly men there until 2121.

The Central Park Five have settled their civil rights lawsuit against New York City for $40 million. You can watch a moving documentary about their horrifying ordeal here.

Advice for the media on how to cover Hillary Clinton without being sexist.

What the US men’s soccer team would look like without immigration.

Angela Davis talks to the LA Times about returning to UCLA decades after she was fired from there, prison abolition, capitalism and more.

A study shows that judges with daughters are more likely to rule in favor of women’s rights.

Weekend reading


Street art about the World Cup and poverty in Brazil goes viral.

28 non-pornographic things that have been described as “porn for women.”

Poor women aren’t having babies for money, and we need to stop punishing them.

The hilarious Cameron Esposito on what it’s like to be a woman in comedy.

Fun with feminist tumblrs: Feminist Frank and Saving Room for Cats.

Ideas for how to be a male feminist.

Amy Poehler on women who don’t like to use the term feminist: “But I don’t get it. That’s like someone being like, ‘I don’t really believe in cars, but I drive one every day and I love that it gets me places and makes life so much easier and faster and I don’t know what I would do without it.’ ”

Women respond to common excuses for rape. Also, women aren’t being brainwashed into saying they were raped.