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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. 

this is what a hero looks like

This woman is my fucking hero.

softbodysadgirl
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kinkyturtle:

jcoleknowsbest:

So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….


Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!” 





The police officers then led the young woman away and began talking with her privately in low tones. When the paramedics FINALLY got there I was surprised at the hostility they showed towards the young man. One blonde female EMT (shown in the photo) suggested that he couldn’t be THAT hurt if he was able to walk from the place where he was struck to the sidewalk where he finally collapsed. White bystanders commented several times about “What that poor girl must be going through.” I was the only one who commented on what the young man must be going through, what, with his mangled leg and all. I am absolutely positive that in the end “that poor girl” will be absolved of all wrongdoing and be able to go on her merry way. After all, she just ran a red light and slammed her car into the body of some black kid on a bike, right?And people wonder why black people are so angry and want to break shit.
















friendly reminder that studies have shown that white people do not empathize with Black people and we (including medical personel) also think Black people feel less pain

wtf


…this is fucked

dietcokexbust:

kinkyturtle:

jcoleknowsbest:

So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….

Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!” 


The police officers then led the young woman away and began talking with her privately in low tones. When the paramedics FINALLY got there I was surprised at the hostility they showed towards the young man. One blonde female EMT (shown in the photo) suggested that he couldn’t be THAT hurt if he was able to walk from the place where he was struck to the sidewalk where he finally collapsed. White bystanders commented several times about “What that poor girl must be going through.” I was the only one who commented on what the young man must be going through, what, with his mangled leg and all. I am absolutely positive that in the end “that poor girl” will be absolved of all wrongdoing and be able to go on her merry way. After all, she just ran a red light and slammed her car into the body of some black kid on a bike, right?

And people wonder why black people are so angry and want to break shit.

friendly reminder that studies have shown that white people do not empathize with Black people and we (including medical personel) also think Black people feel less pain

wtf

…this is fucked

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earsplitpr:

TORCH RUNNER: Details Of Endless Nothing And First Single Released; Second Album Out Via Southern Lord September 30th
TORCH RUNNER returns with news of their second full-length, Endless Nothing, confirmed for release through Southern Lord Recordings this September.
Hot on the heels of the Southern Lord re-release of their debut album, Committed To The Ground, TORCH RUNNER is back with news of their imminent LP, titled Endless Nothing. On their second album, the North Carolina trio unleashes waves of rabid grind, repellent metallic clout and hardline vocal tirades in an uncontrolled explosion, which will surely appease fiends of Napalm Death, Converge and Nails. Southern Lord will releaseEndless Nothing in North America on September 30th in digital, CD and limited editionvinyl formats.
The fifth track from Endless Nothing, “Godlust,” is now playing at THIS LOCATION.
Exceptionally foul from the gritty start, TORCH RUNNER strikes with a turbid yet tightly-knotted hardcore storm. On top of that stomp, they infuse crust-infected death metal with a powerhouse grind pace, and with throbbing harsh noise to further increase the proceedings, the result is terrifying. Bassist/vocalist Rob Turner, guitarist Scott Hughes and drummer Josh Platt have already released several vicious recordings, including their Committed To The Ground album, released on To Live A Lie Records in 2012 and re-released by Southern Lord in May of this year, preceded by two EPs and a split 7” with Young And In The Way. Now, on Endless Nothing, the band is reaching new depths of auditory violence.
Stay tuned for more preview tracks from the album and tour dates from TORCH RUNNER.
TORCH RUNNER Live:9/07/2014 Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC w/ Weedeater


Endless Nothing Track Listing:1. Attrition2. Bound By Misery3. Congregation4. Circuition5. Godlust6. Rebirth7. Calloused Mind8. Circle Of Shit9. Wordless10. Endless Nothing11. A.L.E.L12. All We Have13. Unspoken
http://torchrunner.bandcamp.comhttps://www.facebook.com/torchrunnernchttp://www.southernlord.comhttp://twitter.com/twatterlordhttp://southernlord.bandcamp.comhttp://www.facebook.com/SLadmin


Sick!!

earsplitpr:

TORCH RUNNER: Details Of Endless Nothing And First Single Released; Second Album Out Via Southern Lord September 30th

TORCH RUNNER returns with news of their second full-length, Endless Nothing, confirmed for release through Southern Lord Recordings this September.

Hot on the heels of the Southern Lord re-release of their debut albumCommitted To The GroundTORCH RUNNER is back with news of their imminent LP, titled Endless Nothing. On their second album, the North Carolina trio unleashes waves of rabid grind, repellent metallic clout and hardline vocal tirades in an uncontrolled explosion, which will surely appease fiends of Napalm Death, Converge and Nails. Southern Lord will releaseEndless Nothing in North America on September 30th in digital, CD and limited editionvinyl formats.

The fifth track from Endless Nothing, “Godlust,” is now playing at THIS LOCATION.

Exceptionally foul from the gritty start, TORCH RUNNER strikes with a turbid yet tightly-knotted hardcore storm. On top of that stomp, they infuse crust-infected death metal with a powerhouse grind pace, and with throbbing harsh noise to further increase the proceedings, the result is terrifying. Bassist/vocalist Rob Turner, guitarist Scott Hughes and drummer Josh Platt have already released several vicious recordings, including their Committed To The Ground album, released on To Live A Lie Records in 2012 and re-released by Southern Lord in May of this year, preceded by two EPs and a split 7” with Young And In The Way. Now, on Endless Nothing, the band is reaching new depths of auditory violence.

Stay tuned for more preview tracks from the album and tour dates from TORCH RUNNER.

TORCH RUNNER Live:
9/07/2014 Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC w/ Weedeater

Endless Nothing Track Listing:
1. Attrition
2. Bound By Misery
3. Congregation
4. Circuition
5. Godlust
6. Rebirth
7. Calloused Mind
8. Circle Of Shit
9. Wordless
10. Endless Nothing
11. A.L.E.L
12. All We Have
13. Unspoken

http://torchrunner.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/torchrunnernc
http://www.southernlord.com
http://twitter.com/twatterlord
http://southernlord.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/SLadmin

Sick!!