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Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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8 Responses

  1. Joe Sonka
    Joe Sonka May 7, 2009 at 6:08 pm |

    Thanks Jill!

    Now let’s celebrate tonight, and then keep fighting tomorrow!

  2. Maggie
    Maggie May 7, 2009 at 10:55 pm |

    1) I’m so glad he’s doing good on “eliminating programs that don’t work”
    2) why the hell am I only the second one to comment on this? what fucking AWESOME news

  3. bint alshamsa
    bint alshamsa May 8, 2009 at 1:40 am |


    Yeah, I was wondering that, too. We can’t be the only ones really excited about this, can we??

  4. micheyd
    micheyd May 8, 2009 at 7:28 am |

    I’m excited too! I guess it feels kind of odd, after encountering the frustrating illogic of the Bush years, to have things moving in the right direction suddenly and without much fanfare.

  5. Michele
    Michele May 8, 2009 at 7:34 am |

    Excellent news!!! Incredible to wake up and hear some good news, isn’t it?

  6. Nikki
    Nikki May 8, 2009 at 4:31 pm |

    I love Obama!!!!

  7. Jessica
    Jessica May 26, 2009 at 1:11 am |

    OH yeah! I knew Obama would save us all. After making My abstinence teacher cry I’ve been praying for this day. Maybe now all those poor stupid kids will learn about those newfangled things called condoms. ;)

  8. Tha
    Tha September 1, 2009 at 9:04 pm |

    I am so glad he did this. It is a step in the right direction, FINALLY!! That program of teaching abstinence was just as effective as converting gays to straight therapies.

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