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Today is Simone de Beauvoir’s birthday!

Activist and former poet laureate of New Jersey Amiri Baraka died today at the age of 79.

I don’t talk about my kitty cat with my friends… But I — an unapologetic trans woman and writer — have been asked about my vagina (by people I do not know, mind you) more times than I can even recall.” Janet Mock on Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera’s bawse schooling of Katie Couric and her audience.

More from Laverne Cox on the obsession with trans women’s genitalia, from back in 2011.

Jessica Luther on taking up space at the Texas state capitol to fight anti-abortion legislation.

The Obama administration issues guidelines recommending public schools use law enforcement to discipline students only as a last resort. Because those guidelines are necessary.

Meryl Streep slams the common wisdom that only dudes with “deficits in humanity” can be creative, and praises Emma Thompson’s feminism. Emma Thompson expresses her gratitude for menopause on a cold night. Love.


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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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