Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Emma Sulkowicz Graduates With Mattress

[TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE, RAPE CULTURE]

So Emma Sulkowicz, the incredible woman who started a movement after deciding to carry her mattress with her everywhere around campus after the University authorities dismissed her case against her rapist and forced her to either attend college with said rapist or drop out, just attended graduation. She carried her mattress up on stage with her and refused to shake hands with the University president.

I don't think I've written about Emma on here before, but that doesn't mean I haven't been aware of her. Sometimes I decline to write about certain topics because they're too upsetting to me. As inspiring as Emma is, I hate that she had to do any of this.

One thing I have to point out about all this is that her perpetually cry-whining rapist Paul Nungesser, in his suit claiming that her carrying her mattress around after he raped her is HARASSMENT (no seriously), said that he was afraid he and his parents wouldn't be able to attend graduation because she'd promised to bring the mattress. Pause for male tears gif.




Guess what? He attended graduation. But he probably didn't get as much applause as he wanted. Poor persecuted rapist :'(.

I hope he can't ever get a job.

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