What We Missed

The Feministing crew will be taking off from regular blogging on Fridays in December so a few of us can take much-needed vacations. Instead, we’ll be publishing the Feministing Five on Fridays instead of Saturdays, so check back tomorrow for Anna’s next interview!

My thoughts are with everyone at Virginia Tech, which is on lock down after two people were shot on campus.

Our girl Chloe is quoted in this article about H&M’s online models, which are constructed in the computer using mannequin bodies, real model’s heads, and tons of airbrushing.

An important perspective: Why I am not protesting at Occupy. (I have my own reasons for supporting but not protesting: I don’t want to be arrested as a trans woman. Which sucks, because I would be down otherwise.)

Rick Santorum being an ass to people in poverty and fat people all at the same time: we don’t need food stamps in the US because we have high obesity rates.

Political cynicism leads the president to model irresponsible parenting: Obama doesn’t want his daughters to be able to access emergency contraception.

My brainy law professor friend Dr. Jill Weiss on the importance of a recent trans employee rights win.

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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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