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BET offers B. Scott a “We didn’t mean to do it” “apology.”

Apparently Wendy Davis used to be a brunette. Scandal!

A dude at Salon says we shouldn’t compare Wendy Davis to complex fictional heroes. Apparently using pop culture to establish a real person’s hero status is, like, super problematic when feminists do it with a lady, I guess because we lack the complex reasoning skills to understand that Davis isn’t actually the Khaleesi.

Kate Harding on being a feminist blogger and choosing not to blog anymore.

Levar Burton on how he tries to avoid police harassment when driving while Black. “And I do that because I live in America.”

The New York Times‘ consistently lousy Room For Debate is focused this week on telling abortion stories. And of course it features a couple anti-choice dudes who are clearly just their for “balance.”

Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Connie Britton(!) are selling orange “What Would Tami Taylor Do” shirts at cost.

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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/shasty/ emmie

    Wow, Wendy Davis may or may not have been a “brunette” in the past. *shock!*

    No really, so what? What does hair color have to do with anything? Since it has nothing to do with who we are… It’s just a physical appearance and nothing more.
    Yeah, people are very strange. So what if Wendy Davis is a natural blonde or not.
    *sigh* humans….