What We Missed

I'm an educated, articulate, independent woman. Or in Rush Limbaugh's words, a slut.

Female veterans demand Armed Forces Network drop Rush.

Sears pulled their advertising from Limbaugh’s show too.

Busts of Limbaugh and Dred Scott are going to be displayed in the Missouri State Capitol. Too bizarre.

Shocker! Bullshit study claiming a link between abortion and mental health outcomes proved to be bullshit.

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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/toongrrl/ toongrrl

    Wow is this the fall of Rush Limbaugh?

  • http://feministing.com/members/robbieloveslife/ Robert

    What Rush Limbaugh said is horrible and these female vets have every reason to want him off the air. Many right wingers can dismiss Sandra Fluke but it’s hard to dismiss women who fought for freedom. It’ll be interesting to hear what Rush says about these women if he even has a response for them. Whether you agree with war or not it’s generally agreed by all parties that troops should be respected and in this case female vets supporting a “liberal” agenda are in the spotlight. Republicans claim to be more pro military, wonder if there will just be silence regarding these women.

    Everyone agrees that his comments were sexist as hell. Yesterday I was watching some politics show and they were discussing Bill Maher’s slut and cunt comments of Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann and how there was no backlash against him. I know those two women aren’t the most feminist friendly but there is some hypocrisy in slamming one host and not the other for similar comments.

    • http://feministing.com/members/shasty/ emmie

      Feministing has already slammed Bill Maher for making sexist jokes before. So, no one here has singled him out.

  • http://feministing.com/members/damechaos/ Rachel Hall

    To note : This was my response from Goodwill.

    Dear Rachel,

    Thank you for contacting Goodwill Industries International, Inc. (GII). Goodwill has a network of 165 member organizations that independently operate more than 2500 Goodwill stores across the nation. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you.

    Goodwill is a non-partisan nonprofit organization. Public service announcements are not paid advertisements and should not be considered endorsements of a particular political or ideological point of view. The Goodwill public service announcement, that aired on WMAL or other stations affiliated with the Rush Limbaugh show, aired without Goodwill’s knowledge or consent. No further Goodwill public service announcements will be aired without our permission.

    Best regards,
    Goodwill Industries International Customer Service
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