I see a lot of people mention that they don’t post as many pics of guys (porn, or sfw) because they’re boyfriend doesn’t like it. And that dazzles me. Like, tell your boyfriend to get the stick out of his ass and mind his business.
Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014
While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.
“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”
Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.
So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”
As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves.
Hey sorry for being lame, but after a series of personal issues with my mother openly deciding she doesn’t want to be a mother anymore, I am in need of a place to live in the SF Bay Area. If you know anyone in the area who has something available please message me, if you have friends that live in the area please share this, and if we’re already friends on Facebook please like that status because it’ll show in more peoples feeds that way, with Facebook’s system of only showing posts that contain trending words or have a lot of likes/comments. Not asking for money or anything like that since I do have a steady part time job I just need a safe place to sleep.