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President Obama named middle of the road white dude Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court, and Senate Republicans are still saying they won’t confirm him. 

An absolute must read article for every feminist on the limits of second wave-informed liberal feminism.

Tim McGinty, the prosecutor in the case of Tamir Rice’s murder by cops, was also pushed out of office last night.

Nelson Garcia, a member of the indigenous rights group as murdered activist Berta Cáceres, has been assassinated, reports local media.

Katha Pollitt thinks “highly educated” leftist sex worker activists aren’t letting “subaltern” trafficking victims speak. Tara Burns, the trafficking victim who Pollitt used as an example of a highly educated woman speaking over the subaltern, responds.

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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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