Weekly Feminist GIF

WHEN THE MAJORITY OF MAINSTREAM REPORTING ON CHELSEA MANNING’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF HER PREFERRED NAME AND PRONOUN USES HER BIRTH-ASSIGNED NAME AND PRONOUN.

Channing Tatum "I'm so confused right now."
Peggy Olsen hits her head repeatedly on a desk.
The Little Mermaid's head explodes
via.
Hulk Angry.

(My reaction could not be contained in one GIF.)

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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/sirjesse/ SirJesse

    The media coverage is indeed terrible – I guess that’s why I have focused on the interviews done with Mara Keisling.

    I would say to aspiring allies that Ms. Manning’s name/pronoun are either declared or actual- preferred sounds too patronizing; medical and legal documentation are overrated as “real”.