What We Missed

Daniel Eison and our own Chloe Angyal on policing gender in figure skating at Sociological Images.
Today is César Chávez Day.
Three women are suing Bank Of America/Merrill Lynch for gender discrimination.
Riders Against Gender Exclusion protest gender markers on Philadelphia public transportation passes. This is an issue for other transgender and gender non-conforming communities as well, including in Chicago.
The same school that won’t let Constance McMillen attend prom also suspended a trans student.

Boston, MA

Jos Truitt is Executive Director of Development at Feministing. She joined the team in July 2009, became an Editor in August 2011, and Executive Director in September 2013. She writes about a range of topics including transgender issues, abortion access, and media representation. Jos first got involved with organizing when she led a walk out against the Iraq war at her high school, the Boston Arts Academy. She was introduced to the reproductive justice movement while at Hampshire College, where she organized the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference. She has worked on the National Abortion Federation’s hotline, was a Field Organizer at Choice USA, and has volunteered as a Pro-Choice Clinic Escort. Jos has written for publications including The Guardian, Bilerico, RH Reality Check, Metro Weekly, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about trans issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing. Jos completed her MFA in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in Spring 2013. In her "spare time" she likes to bake and work on projects about mermaids.

Jos Truitt is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Development.

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  • Dawn.

    Re: trans student suspended — That is disgusting. What an unsafe, shitty town for like, ANYONE. It looks like they’re collecting donations for him (he uses male pronouns) to relocate to a town in Florida that is safer and more accepting. If I could afford it, I would totally donate. Anyone who can, should. This is the kind of shit that makes it so hard to be LGBTQI and out.

  • Sigmund

    That school is absolutely infuriating. I remember reading another article about Constance McMillen, and the principle tried to claim he “wasn’t prejudiced” or something along those lines. Clearly, that was total bullshit.

  • Toongrrl

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_tZ_JOALRM
    With all the news about crap-ass high schools, I figured we all need to listen to this to pump us up.

  • Rhoanna

    LIRR (on Long Island) also has similar crap with gender markers on their monthly passes. The first time you use it, the conductor punches either M or F, depending on which gender they think you are.