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Image of Hermione reads: Because our culture marginalizes the experiences and perspectives of women, this book is called "Harry Potter" even though I saved Harry's butt a hundred times.

Feminist Harry Potter (the above submission is from our girl Chloe).

“We have now reached a point in history where there are more women in the Thai sex industry being abused by anti-trafficking practices than there are women exploited by traffickers.”

On birth justice and ending shackling of incarcerated women during birth.

Another satirical reproductive health bill, this one from Ohio: “Before getting a prescription for Viagra or other erectile dysfunction drugs, men would have to see a sex therapist, receive a cardiac stress test and get a notarized affidavit signed by a sexual partner affirming impotency.”

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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/mshart/ Marya Hart

    Check out Rep Nina Clark’s interview about the Viagra bill. http://video.msnbc.msn.com/jansing-and-co/46706450#46706450

    Talk about wonderful!

  • http://feministing.com/members/bellecloche/ Emily Sanford

    I have to say the most moving Feminist Harry Potter submission for me was this one, also by Chloe:

    http://feministharrypotter.tumblr.com/post/19149748826/h-t-chloe-angyal#notes

    The first time I saw that scene in the film, I wanted to throw my shoe at the TV. I’ve seen so many like it before and now Harry Potter was breathing new life into the idea that men can’t be sexually assaulted or molested by women. They can only be grossed out by the advances of ugly/old/frumpy/nerdy/uncool women.