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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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  • http://feministing.com/members/doctressjulia/ Doctress Julia

    I saw this video over on Boing Boing first, and got to read this nasty comment (TW!):

    ’28 seconds in he fucking slams her hypothesis down, fucks it and shows it the door. Good man. Bad damsel.’ I flagged it and called him out for it, for what it’s worth (not much, I’m sure…).

    I am SO beyond tired of these kinds of triggering comments every time I just want to read some news and blogs and stuff. FTP :C…

  • http://feministing.com/members/megs528/ Megan

    Thank you, Matt Damon for getting it…your mother is definitely proud…

  • http://feministing.com/members/toongrrl/ toongrrl

    Would those naysayers say that to their teacher’s face?

  • http://feministing.com/members/elmiragultch/ elmiragultch

    I don’t know, Matt. I think you’re a little to close to the subject to be impartial.

    • http://feministing.com/members/veritykhat/ Verity Khat

      Yeah, well, I don’t think it’s possible to be most close enough to a teacher to understand exactly what goes into it without becoming impartial. If it had been me–my mother is also a teacher–I would not have been nearly so nice. Yes, there are bad teachers. I know one. But America is horribly prejudiced against the entire profession, and I think he made his point quite well.

    • http://feministing.com/members/clix/ Clickety Keys

      Being impartial isn’t a prerequisite for being right.

    • http://feministing.com/members/sflcircle/ SFLCircle

      Well speaking as someone who DOESN’T have a close family member that is a teacher I STILL think Matt Damon was totally spot on. Yes true, bad teachers exist, just like in any profession. But as Verity Khat stated, America is horribly prejudiced against the profession as a whole when their job is terribly difficult and they work their behinds off for crappy ass pay.

      So you go Matt Damon!

  • http://feministing.com/members/veritykhat/ Verity Khat

    The more Matt Damon speaks, on- or off-screen (but especially off-screen), the more I like him. Well done, sir!

  • http://feministing.com/members/eadske/ Katherine

    I love Matt Damon now!

  • http://feministing.com/members/surgoshan/ John

    Everything can be boiled down to dollars and sense. People have children because:

    1) Procreate.
    2) ??????
    3) Profit!

    See? Sense.

    Go, Damon! Boo, libertarian claptrap!