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Happy birthday Alice Walker!

On the decline of Liz Lemon.

Birth control users are the 99%.

Josh “Lemon” Lyman is going to be a city council member on Parks and Rec.

Happy Friday!

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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/pillows/ pillows

    I wonder about those little girls and what they’re being taught with all this. Is it really healthy for toddlers to be immersing themselves in songs about “getting money”?

    • http://feministing.com/members/naharnahekim/ Mike

      I think they turn out just fine, ease your mind, it will be alright.

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

        I am still uncomfortable with what they are doing/what is being done to them and what they could be learning from it.

        And the faint odor or man-splaining is wafting off of your response. Unless you are a woman–then it’s kind of woman-to-woman-splaining.

    • http://feministing.com/members/angelh/ Angel H.

      Unless you go into complete isolation from society, it’s impossible to avoid problematic media. Even the media we do enjoy may sometimes have sexist, racist, homophobic, and capitalistic imagery. But as long as those kids know what really important, I don’t see the harm in letting them indulge in something they enjoy.

      And before you accuse *me* of mansplaining, I’m a woman.

  • http://feministing.com/members/genevrareid/ Genevra

    This is the weekly place where it’s kosher to promote our own writing, right? I wanted to share an article I wrote for Shine (which has a primarily cis-straight female audience) about the ups and downs of having a transgender partner.

    http://shine.yahoo.com/6-best-worst-things-having-transgender-partner-215300143.html

  • http://feministing.com/members/phaedre/ Phaedre

    PLEASE on Monday…. no post about the bystander effect and Whitney. I’ll seriously implode.

  • http://feministing.com/members/geekgeekgal/ Geek

    This girls crack me up! I love at the AMA awards they just scream in the mic when Katy Perry comes up to them, LOVE them.