A few items by or about women that caught our attention today:

Elif Batuman, writing for the New Yorker, provides a first-person update on the demonstrations in Istanbul. She suggests that the protesters in Gezi Park are upset about more than just a plan to raze some of its 606 trees.

Lydia DePillis, at the New Republic, revisits the deadly collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Bangladesh last month, by offering a “guilt index,” which looks at some overseas labor practices that allow us to look chic for cheap.

Chris Cillizza, who anchors The Fix for The Washington Post, writes about a new Pew study on the growth of single-mother households and what it means for presidential politics, particularly for the Republican Party.