thepeoplesrecord:

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.”

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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. 

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confuseseasily:

And Ill keep posting it too.

is this real life!!!! ugggghh!!

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rominatrix:

Benedict Cumberbatch at the GQ Men of the Year 2014 Awards at the Royal Opera House [x]

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la unica razón que vi esa peli…y por la cuál deje de verla cuando dejo de salir xD

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rafaelveo:

Un cuento en la calle.

Pintura mural en las calles de Guadalajara. Mex

2013.

Una niña sueña en un colchón flotante, comienza con un sueño ligero y conforme se va haciendo más profundo nos cuenta más acerca del otro lado de la vida que nos llega al cerrar los ojos.

mi ciudad :)

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is893:

merman will. hannibal lecter as his keeper.

I though it was Benedict :O XD

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karin-woywod:

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02:  Benedict Cumberbatch attends the GQ Men Of The Year awards in association with Hugo Boss at The Royal Opera House on September 2, 2014 in London, England.

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me anda gustando mucho este chaval….#tengounafijaciónporcantantespequesingleses 

virnnich:

This is my first thought when I was listening to George Ezra