Tag Archives: campus sexual assault

What if we all carried that weight?

Tweet This week Columbia senior Emma Sulkowicz began her senior art thesis, a protest and performance for which she will carry around the mattress on which she was raped last year until she no longer has to go to school with her assailant (see the video above). Sulkowicz has titled the piece “Mattress Performance: Carry that [...]
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Columbia University student will carry her mattress everywhere as long as her rapist remains on campus

Tweet Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz was raped in her dorm bed at the beginning of her junior year. Now, for her senior visual arts thesis, Sulkowicz is carrying her mattress with her everywhere she goes as long as she attends the same school as her rapist. As she explains in the video about her project [...]
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Colleges need to do more to ensure rape survivors’ grades don’t suffer

TweetAs more and more campus rape survivors have spoken out about how their colleges failed them in the aftermath of an assault, we’ve seen that a disturbing number of these stories end with the survivor dropping out, while the perpetrator remains on campus. Even if survivors remain in school, their grades often suffer. In an important piece [...]
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Envisioning a “hood”-based approach to combating sexual assault

TweetThe recent White House focus on combating rape on college campuses and criticisms of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative have raised some serious questions about how we are addressing sexual assault as a broader issue affecting the lives of women across class, race, and education boundaries–specifically black women and girls from poor and working class communities. [...]
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Watch: The Daily Show offers campus safety tips for him and her

TweetLast night, The Daily Show looked at the recent sexual assault case at James Madison University, in which the perpetrators were punished with “expulsion after graduation.” Or, as Jon Stewart notes, ”graduation.” The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive Tweet
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