chasing1989:

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. 

Wow.

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manipulistic:

Drake seen in recovery after “Anaconda” music video

He will always and forever be Jimmy from Degrassi

manipulistic:

Drake seen in recovery after “Anaconda” music video

He will always and forever be Jimmy from Degrassi

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theclearlydope:

I think we can all agree that it has been a pretty shitty week.
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theclearlydope:

I think we can all agree that it has been a pretty shitty week.

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ratak-monodosico:

A tattoo machine causes a wound that alerts the body to begin the inflammatory process, calling immune system cells to the wound site to begin repairing the skin. It is this very process that makes tattoos permanent.
From the TED-Ed Lesson What makes tattoos permanent? - Claudia Aguirre
Animation by TOGETHER

So cool

ratak-monodosico:

A tattoo machine causes a wound that alerts the body to begin the inflammatory process, calling immune system cells to the wound site to begin repairing the skin. It is this very process that makes tattoos permanent.

From the TED-Ed Lesson What makes tattoos permanent? - Claudia Aguirre

Animation by TOGETHER

So cool

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newyorker:

The Daily Cartoon by Farley Katz: http://nyr.kr/1slhh6R

newyorker:

The Daily Cartoon by Farley Katz: http://nyr.kr/1slhh6R

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ratak-monodosico:

Pork and Sage Sausages

I want some bangers and mash

ratak-monodosico:

Pork and Sage Sausages

I want some bangers and mash

nerdgasmgirl:

Oh God, there’s more

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remediosthebeauty:

By adorning these public spaces with various forms of lace, NeSpoon is in essence creating what she calls public jewellery.  And who/what couldn’t use a little jewellery from time to time?

via This is Colossal

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