Tag Archives: Title IX

Students show solidarity by helping Columbia rape survivor carry her mattress

TweetCue a lump in your throat. Responding to the call to “carry the weight together,” fellow students helped Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia senior who is lugging her mattress everywhere while her rapist remains on campus, carry it from the courtyard to her class yesterday.  Tweet
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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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New bills to tackle campus sexual violence

Tweet #452930858 / gettyimages.com Know Your IX organizer (and Feministing blogger!) Wagatwe Wanjuki speaks at a press conference to introduce the CASAct. Two bipartisan bills that would empower college students against campus sexual assault were announced this past week in the Senate and House. The Senate’s Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA) and the House’s [...]
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