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Feminist Texans are rising up and it’s amazing. A Senate filibuster is currently underway against an anti-choice bill that would close almost all abortion clinics in the state. Livestream video is above via the Texas Tribune, and you can follow #TXlege and #SB5 on the Twitters for updates.

The Supreme Court has made life easier for workplace harassers and harder for folks claiming harassment.

A cis Black woman was told she had to undergo a vaginal exam because the gender marker on her ID was wrong. Cis Black women are often targeted by having their gender questioned, and this is an example of how cissexism impacts a broader group than just trans folks.

Bree Wallace was attacked in Washington, DC, the latest woman to be targeted in the epidemic of violence against trans women of color.

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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/amale/ a male

    I believe it is part of the job of elected officials to debate and vote for new laws. Voting after midnight would most certainly be cheating.

    As for filibustering, those who support choice (I support abortion on demand, and believe it should be the law nationwide regardless of anyone’s religious or moral beliefs, including “it’s my body”; any debate should be on a scientific basis) applaud the protesters and Sen. Davis last night for delaying the vote about 11 hours, allowing the deadline to pass; when an immediate vote would have allowed the anti choice measure to become law. I am glad the measure did not pass.

    Will those who support choice be as supportive of procedure if and when conservatives try to filibuster a measure which feminists and a majority of lawmakers support, and it does not pass due to the delaying measures alone?