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I’m sure it comes as no surprise to hear that the Feministing crew is grossed out by Bustle.com, its founder Bryan Goldberg, and the fact that he pulled $6.5 million for this bullshit. Also, if any venture capitalists want to give us $6.5 million, my email is jos AT feministing DOT com. Cause we already figured out how to do the feminist blog thing on almost no money, and feminist blogs are way more than just a “website for women.” Imagine what we could do with that kind of cash.

Kiese Laymon on race and writing.

Andrea Smith on the problem with “privilege.”

On efforts to overturn the Peace Corps abortion ban.

The American Bar Association unanimously passed a resolution calling for legislation to curtail the use of the “trans panic” and “gay panic” defenses, which are used in cases, like that of Angie Zapata’s murderer Allen Andrede, to argue that the murderer was scared into committing a hate crime by the horror of gayness or transness. Now if someone could get bigoted activist judges in line that’d be great.

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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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