Jos Truitt

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.

Posts Written by Jos

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Jessica Valenti asks, “What is it about women that makes some men so angry?

NYC mural honors mothers who lost their sons to police violence.

Today in people are terrible: two African boys were attacked in the Bronx and called “ebola.”

The women of Wellesley, with references to Emma Caterine’s column here at Feministing.

Jian Ghomeshi’s claims that he’s into BDSM should in no way excuse non-consensual acts.

Owen Pallet models how to respond when your friend is accused of beating women. Related: don’t be friends with rapists.

9 ways Veronica Mars was feminist as hell.

Jessica Valenti asks, “What is it about women that makes some men so angry?

NYC mural honors mothers who lost their sons to police violence.

Today in people are terrible: two African boys were

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Critique of culturally appropriative costumes plus dick jokes.

“The family is being hit, the family is being struck and the family is being bastardized.” Pope Francis on the state of marriage.

Mandatory rehab is just the newest front in the flawed war on drugs.

Austin police shot into the window of the car of a woman fleeing attackers, then arrested her and impounded her car for 10 months.

Fast food workers in Denmark make a living wagewhy can’t the US do the same?

Critique of culturally appropriative costumes plus dick jokes.

“The family is being hit, the family is being struck and the family is being bastardized.” Pope Francis on the state of marriage.

Mandatory rehab is just the ...

Actually, it’s about ethics in games journalism

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GamerGate is a campaign of sexist, bigoted harassment. This much is painfully clear through its actions. And yes, it’s actions that we judge, not claims that “Actually, it’s about ethics in journalism,” which GamerGaters throw out like a Pavlovian response whenever they’re called on their movement’s abusive behavior. Now, GamerGater’s ethics claims are being treated exactly how they deserve: by being turned into a meme that perfectly sends up this tired line.

Some of my favorite images from the meme after the jump (not that it’s even possible to choose favorites), plus a couple of my own shamelessly thrown in cause I’m a geek like that.

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GamerGate is a campaign of sexist, bigoted harassment. This much is painfully clear through its actions. And yes, it’s actions that we judge, not claims that “Actually, it’s ...

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Guest Post: Fear of a trans college

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Emma Caterine. Emma is a prison abolitionist, decriminalization advocate, socialist, and cat lover. She has written in the past for Autostraddle, RH Reality Check, The Feminist Wire, and Tits and Sass. You can find more of her writing at sassysyndicalist.tumblr.com.

Fear, perhaps more extremely than any other emotion, motivates people to make some strange and terrible decisions. Prejudice is very often such a decision. I disagree with those who want to abandon words like homophobia or transphobia: fear can make no rational sense and though it never excuses horrific decisions, it can explain them.

Transphobia is particularly apt when discussing the prejudicial attitudes of some cisgender feminists towards trans women. The idea ...

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Emma Caterine. Emma is a prison abolitionist, decriminalization advocate, socialist, and cat lover. She has written in the past for Autostraddle, RH Reality Check, The Feminist Wire, and Tits ...

Mt. Holyoke college changes policy to admit trans women

This week Mt. Holyoke, a women’s college in the Pioneer Valley in MA, announced it will be changing its admissions policy to include trans women as applicants who will be considered for admission:

Mount Holyoke College welcomes applications for our undergraduate program from any qualified student who is female or identifies as a woman.

Mt. Holyoke released a FAQ on transgender admission explaining the policy and how the school came to this decision:

This week Mt. Holyoke, a women’s college in the Pioneer Valley in MA, announced it will be changing its admissions policy to include trans women as applicants who will be considered for admission:

Mount Holyoke College welcomes applications ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Congratulations to Janet Mock and Marie Claire! Mock is joining the magazine as a contributing editor.

Baltimore has been hit particularly hard by the epidemic of violence against trans women of color. A Baltimore trans woman speaks out at TransGriot.

Jon Stewart on the trouble with talking about Gaza in the US media.

How public health campaigns about fetal alcohol syndrome end up shaming women.

“New Anti-Abortion Legislation Requires Doctors To Scale 18-Foot Wall Surrounding Clinic.” Yes, it’s the Onion. But how can you even tell anymore?

Congratulations to Janet Mock and Marie Claire! Mock is joining the magazine as a contributing editor.

Baltimore has been hit particularly hard by the epidemic of violence against trans women of color. A Baltimore ...

Trailer: Dear White People puts conversations about race front and center

The full length trailer for Dear White People has been released, and I can’t wait to see the movie. You may remember the Indiegogo campaign for the film, which was super successful and helped take Dear White People to Sundance, where it received rave reviews and was picked up for distribution.

Check out the trailer after the jump:

The full length trailer for Dear White People has been released, and I can’t wait to see the movie. You may remember the Indiegogo campaign for the film, which was super successful and helped take Dear White ...

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