What We Missed

Margie Phelps tweet. Click to read.
Margie Phelps later updated, “Rebels mad cuz I used iPhone to tell you Steve Jobs is in hell.God created iPhone for that purpose! :)”

Major win: Australian court rules sex reassignment surgery is not necessary to have your gender legally recognized (the video in this post includes my take on surgery requirements as a form of reproductive oppression).

Another major win: the Federal Bureau of Prisons has ended its policy of “freezing” transgender-related medical care upon incarceration.

The names of individuals
who appeared on the front page of Monday’s New York Times. They’re all men.

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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  • zill222

    God’s elaborate plan: Days 1-7 separate light from dark, water from dry land, make the plants, the animals, and humans, blah blah blah. Day 999 bagillion make Iphone, let Steve Jobs take credit for creation of Iphone, let Steve Jobs become millionaire off of said invention. Have Maggie Phelps purchase Iphone so she can Tweet that Steve Jobs is going to Hell. Yes, that makes a lot a sense. Truly Our God is an Awesome God!

  • http://feministing.com/members/fltc/ F.Toth

    I wonder if any of them appreciates the irony: Steve Jobs was adopted, having been conceived by an unwed couple that gave him up for adoption, just so he could grow up to torment their sorry, ignorant carcasses.

  • http://feministing.com/members/badseed1980/ Badseed1980

    Wait. Steve Jobs created the iPhone (in a manner of speaking). Now she’s saying God did. I guess she thinks Steve Jobs is God! No wonder she wants to be at his funeral!

  • http://feministing.com/members/azure156/ Jenny Gonzalez-Blitz

    Wait, so does God Hate Macs or something?

    • zill222

      This is a difficult and important question, one that theologians have studied and argued about for ages. However, I think in recent years there has been a great deal of consensus on the issue amongst most mainstream christian communities, God runs Linux.