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Heartbreaking. A gunman opened fire at Texas A&M University. He is now in custody – reports say multiple people were injured and one police officer died in the exchange.

Clips from the first episode of Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell have started  popping up on the show’s Facebook page. In case you missed the premiere and are not aware, they’re hilarious.

The FAA has eliminated unnecessary, burdensome psychological testing requirements for trans pilots, eliminating a major barrier to their ability to fly.

Remember that time Rep. Lisa Brown got silenced for saying the word “vagina?” That was in debate for Michigan’s despicable anti-choice super bill, which could be back up for a vote as soon as Wednesday. Also: vagina.

I so wish this story wasn’t true: Mississippi schools are sending students, particularly Black kids and kids with disabilities, to prison for disciplinary issues as small as dress code violations.


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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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