Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

By Jos and Maya

Sociologist Stuart Hall, whose influence on cultural studies and Marxist theory cannot be overstates, has died at the age of 82.

Football player Michael Sam came out as gay yesterday – if drafted, he will be the first out gay NFL player. There’s been a ton of positive reaction, but there’s also an article in Sports Illustrated today in which 8 anonymous NFL executives and coaches throw around a bunch of homophobic bullshit. Let’s hope they’re not representative of the league overall.

Men working in Silicon Valley who have a graduate degree make 73% more than their female counterparts.

Cheryl Strayed, Lidia Yuknavitch, And Suzy Vitello talk writerly friendships.

On Saturday, 80 to 100,000 people came out for the “Moral March on Raleigh” to protest four years of GOP policies in North Carolina. See some photos from the protests at Think Progress.

The reason women are turning you down for casual sex seems to be that, for one thing, a lot of you are calling them sluts afterward.”

Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” movement is working to make stock photos less sexist.

Trial begins today for Cecily McMillan, an OWS demonstrator facing 7 years in prison after beingsexually assaulted by a police officer.

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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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