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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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new-ace-on-the-block:

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dullaidan:

what im saying is that bisexuals, pansexual, and asexuals should all join together so we can be in the fictitious trifecta. enough people will say we’re not real and we’ll all converge together in a massive, fierce mass only spoken of in myth.  dont come near us or you too will cease to exist

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can we include aromantics?

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triforce of fabulousness

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There we go, a shield to protect against the negativity

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southpauz:

The Battle Frontier is a terrifying place

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fuck-no-sjws:

laliberty:

Police Chief Decapitates Boy’s Pet Chicken

A mother has filed a formal complaint against a Minnesota police department after her 5-year-old son’s pet chicken was decapitated by the chief.

Atwater Police Chief Trevor Berger said he killed the chicken on Aug. 16th because it violated the city’s ordinancethat prohibits fowls, the West Central Tribune reported.

Though Ashley Turnbull admits she had received warnings at least a week in advance about the ordinance, she said there was no reason to beat her son’s chicken to death with a shovel before decapitating it.

Turnbull said the chicken had been a birthday gift for her son, Phoenix.

“The chicken was like a puppy dog to my son,” Turnbull told the publication. “You wouldn’t do that to a puppy.”

Actually, cops have no problem killing puppies. Again, when positions of power are created in which people can initiate aggressive force with little to no consequence, it is only natural that sociopaths would gravitate to such jobs.

Don’t ever let cops near your animals. If you have an issue between the city and your animals, let animal control take care of the situation

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"Coraline wondered why so few of the adults she met made any sense. She sometimes wondered who they thought they were talking to."

- Neil Gaiman, Coraline

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mewmii:

Hey guys!! I’m making this post for all of the other students/college students who are like me.
I have a really hard time keeping track of my homework assignments for each class/when they’re due, and sometimes that causes me to get assignments done late because I start jumbling up when shit for which class is due. I know paper agendas are a thing, but sometimes I have projects that aren’t due for weeks, so having when it was assigned 3 pages back isn’t going to help me remember it/keep track of when I should do it.

However! I found this nifty website called myhomeworkapp.com!!!

Basically, you can input your classes/class times, and your homework, and set when your homework is due, and it will sort out when you need to get your homework done, and even tell you if you’re late on any of your assignments. It’s even color coded!

You can even set it to when it should remind you to work on your specific homework assignment, set certain assignments to different priorities, and even highlights ones that are due soon (see the one up there that’s in orange, since it’s 2:30am here, that’s technically due today OTL).

 I didn’t even have to make an account, I just hooked it up to my facebook account because I’m a lazy motherfucker!!!!

But yeah you guys should give it a shot if you’re like me and have a really hard time keeping track of homework/when you should work on it/scheduling in general, and paper agendas aren’t flipping the bill.

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petermorwood:

moffat-rocks:

Yes. We have not nearly talked about this scene enough.

Because when Clara is threatened with torture, you already know she will be brave. You know she will be strong and hide her fear and just get through it until the Doctor comes back.

And then you realise that you were absolutely wrong. Clara does not hide her fear at all, for it is not something that needs hiding. An emotion as strong as fearing for your life is a powerful weapon. And by admitting just how scared she is, Clara immediately wins the game. The more scared she is, the less likely it is that she will talk.

This is so clever and yet so typical Moffat and I just love it. His heroes do not prevail despite having emotions - they haven’t gone through some gruelling military training that makes them tough in a crisis.

No, his heroes are strong because of their emotions. Be scared, be sad, cry, laugh, love, and do not be ashamed to show it. Real strength lies in owning who you are.

Moffat said it himself: “History tells us who we used to be, documentaries tell us who we are now, and heroes tell us who we want to be.”

A world of Moffat’s heroes is certainly something worth striving for.

I like that quote. That is a good quote.

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thechangelingmedusa:

Like seriously, why isn’t pole dancing an olympic sport? This is freakin gymnastics. This is strength and skill. This is not sexual whatsoever. Why does pole dancing have to be so stigmatised as a sexual thing that only strippers do? I have great respect for all people who can pull this off. This is art and beauty right here. 

miss-mimibee

holy jesus

Yet again: strippers invented this shit, okay?  The act and art of performing gymnastics on a pole, no; what the vast majority of the Western world thinks of when they think of “pole dancing”, yes; what is pictured directly above, yes.

Stop associating stripping with stigma.  Stop encouraging the belief that something can’t be sexual in origin and still impressive, or that things created by sex workers can’t be art.

Pole dancing is associated with stripping because strippers were the ones who created it.  Full stop.  The end.  And none of that should decrease your admiration for it the single slightest bit.

Strippers are performing artists. So stop associating them with stigmas. They are classified as adult performing artists.

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