Another week almost over—time for our Friday dance!
• Black girls are suspended from school six times more often than white girls—Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools digs into these untold stories. [NPR]
• Jian Ghomeshi was found not guilty on four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking. In a verdict pronouncement reeking of victim-blaming, Justice William Horkins questioned the three complainants’ credibility. [Ms.]
• More proof that preconceived notions about sexual assault have far-reaching and dangerous consequences. [Hazlitt]
• Daniel Arzola’s “artivism” highlights the challenges and pressures that marginalized communities—especially queer and transgender individuals—battle every day. [The Establishment]
• Fascinating thoughts on gender and public speech. [JSTOR]
• Join the New York Neo-Futurists in smashing the patriarchy! [New York Neo-Futurists]
We want to hear from our community about what we should be covering this week! Share your thoughts and we'll talk about your ideas at our editorial meeting this week.