What We Missed

“This isn’t progressive medicine. This is a best practice.” A must-read open letter from Patience Newbury to the Atlanta’s Feminist Women’s Health Center about their policy of excluding trans women.

Janet Mock takes on the “trapped in the wrong body” narrative that the mainstream media keeps thrusting on trans folks. To quote little light from 2007: “I am not a woman trapped in a man’s body. This body is no man’s.”

Re: Magic Mike – Elizabeth Greenwood on differing pop culture responses to dude and lady former strippers, and a real live former sex worker comments on the conversation (I ♥ Melissa Gira Grant).

Steph Herold on telling abortion stories. Check out ihadanabortion.org.

Maya posted Willow Smith’s “I Am Me” in the Weekly Feminist Reader yesterday. So I shouldn’t post it again today, right?

(Lyrics here.)


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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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