What We Missed

Tobi Hill-Meyer does a great job making a point that should be obvious: critical thinking about cisnormativity and sex is not the same thing as coercing you to sleep with trans folks (folks have had a hard time grasping this point when I’ve written about the topic).

Cord Jefferson wrote a piece about child-rape that is a major fail. Ta-Nehisi Coates responds. A warning that this whole thing may be triggering.

For the first time in 25 years, Chicago teachers have gone on strike.

Hollister models are accused of mocking Asians at the opening of their new store in South Korea.

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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/vexing/ Na

    I read through Tobi’s post, then both of yours (I’d read the first one before, but not the response) as well as the entire slew of comments to date on both.
    My conclusions from the perspective of a trans woman?

    I don’t care if people don’t want to date me or have sex with me.
    You know why?
    Because I am beautiful, loyal, elegant, sassy, caring, sexy, smart, shiny, loving, kind, fair, graceful, friendly, fiery, funny, strong, smiley, creative, talented and utterly indomitable.
    For every person who doesn’t want to date me, there are fifty more who will.
    Even if there wasn’t anyone who wanted to date me (though I’m all loved up already) I would still be the same amazing person I described with the adjectives above – and quite capable of being fulfilled with or without someone to date me.
    If you’re not attracted to me purely because I’m trans, it doesn’t matter, because I deserve someone better than you.
    And I have someone better than you :-)

  • http://feministing.com/members/azed/ Zed

    Something I don’t think I’ve seen posted here yet, a pregnant rape victim in Turkey denied an abortion catches and decapitates her rapist and parades his head through town:

    https://www.examiner.com/article/pregnant-rape-victim-denied-abortion-kills-rapist-cuts-off-his-head