What We Missed

Must read of the day: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas. The article is accompanied by the launch of the website Define American and this video:

Lori asks, do stereotypes actually help women succeed?

Elissa Bassit interviews sex-positive feminist Susie Bright.

Sarah Palin has reportedly quit her bus tour halfway through. Hmm, why does that sound familiar?

Duh. Roe v. Wade is in serious danger of being overturned. Thanks Amanda Marcotte for writing this so I didn’t have to.

This is what defunding looks like: Planned Parenthood in Indiana is having to turn Medicaid patients away.

The New York marriage vote is reportedly may be scheduled for tonight, and folks are saying they may have the votes to pass same-sex marriage. (Lots of conflicting reports right now. We shall see!)

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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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