Welcome to our weekly news edit where we share articles that made us reflect on the state of world and also consider where we stand.
Questioning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Senator Kamala Harris asked if he knew of any laws “that the government has the power to make over the male body?”
Protecting legal abortion is about more than women dying, it’s about women living: “Millennia later, women still have to stage massive protests for their right not to be pregnant. The problem is not that we’re screaming too loudly. The problem is that it’s 2018 and we still have to scream.” (Elle)
Ayanna Pressley and the might of the black political left: “They also represent the new political power of black progressives who defy stereotypes of black politicians as wedded to respectability politics and unwilling to take on issues of people who live on the margins of the black community.” (The New York Times)
Kavanaugh is scary for all women. But the stakes have always been higher for black women: “I remember we did not arrive in this place suddenly. Indeed, many of us have been here for years.” (Elle)
I am part of the resistance inside the Trump administration: “The dilemma — which he does not fully grasp — is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.” (The New York Times)
John McCain, my hero and the man I knew: “At the end of the day it really wasn’t hard to figure out, and every time I saw him it simply confirmed what was obvious. John McCain loved his country and was passionately dedicated to its service and wellbeing. That’s it.” (Inkstick)