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Mia McKenzie’s post about 8 ways not to be an ally is the must read article of the week. I’ve been thinking and writing notes about this topic a lot lately, and will probably post something about it myself, but Mia nailed a number of the issues that have been on my mind.

Do Something has launched a petition against the sexual assault how-to Kickstarter that we posted about earlier today.

Ugh. Serena Williams has issued a standard non-apology for the awful things she “supposedly said” (her words) about Steubenville in a recent interview.

Rep. Phil Gingrey thinks it’s important to teach young school children gender stereotypes. Like, “what a father does that is maybe a little different, maybe a little bit better” than what moms as a group supposedly do.

Ecstatic American Indians praise The Lone Ranger. (The Onion)

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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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