What We Missed

Lynn Redgrave died of breast cancer at age 67.
Some good news: Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson temporarily blocks enforcement of the state’s new extreme ultrasound law.
Arizona neo-nazi group dubs Cinco de Mayo “Report an Illegal Day.”
Sadly Arizona is not alone: at least 10 other states are considering anti-immigrant legislation.
May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health has released a report arguing stigma and shame targeted at young women are not effective approaches for prevention or health care.
Take action against Tennessee prohibiting all coverage for abortion in the health care exchange.

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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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  • IAmGopherrr

    Republicans always wasting our time with stupid aimless, wasteful bills! This is why I converted from being an independant to a democrat for the 2009 election. However I have a hard time seeing whats wrong with the Oklahoma and Missouris proposals. Of course the Arizona type proposal is simply racist and was sponsored by neo nazis so of course I’m against anything that even remotely mirrors that.

  • Anonymous

    There may be some good news from a surprising front: can soaps deliver more than drama? http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2010/05/02/how_soap_operas_could_save_the_world/