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Activists Verónica Bayetti Flores, long time friend of the blog and recent writer here, and Marco Galaviz on being arrested today protesting for the New York State Dream Act.

A study finds female politicians are stereotyped, but in different ways than the stereotypes of women as a group.

More on E3’s sexism: Anita Sarkeesian tweeted that none of the games presented at Microsoft’s Xbox One E3 press conference featured female protagonists(!). The response was gross but not shocking, because patriarchy.

According to the ubiquitous “senior administration official,” President Obama didn’t change his position on preventing access to emergency contraception, the legal strategy just changed.

A woman was arrested in Nevada family court for accusing a court Marshall of sexually assaulting her. There’s disturbing video of the case going down in court.

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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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  • scottishtanningsecrets

    Thank you, sexist Twitter responders to Fem Frequency, for reminding me there are upsides to not having a Twitter account.

  • http://feministing.com/members/aislin/ Aislin Kageno

    That FemFrequency post honestly made me want to cry. I was furious at the constant accusations of her “entitlement,” as if wanting a little representation in video games is somehow more entitled than people with privilege assuming that all protagonists need to be male. Scoffing that they make all protagonists male because they want their characters to be relatable just makes me sad. And the repetitive assertion that women are a small part of the gaming community and intended demographic is ignorant and infuriating. When will these guys realize that yes, women play video games just as much as men do, but we don’t see them in the community as much because of shit like this?