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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Me: YOU'RE A GOOD BOY!
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Out Of Control

Out Of Control (Best Version) | Lady Gaga

mentalcrusher:

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alelul:

aries : poppy, thistle, fern
taurus : daisy, dandelion, lily
gemini : tansy, yarrow, privet
cancer : water lilies, rushes
leo : sunflowers, chamomile, lavender
virgo : wintergreen, sage, privet
libra : pansy, primrose, violet, strawberry
scorpio : root vegetables, black poppy, hemlock
sagittarius : asparagus, chestnuts, soybeans
capricorn : hemlock, black poppy, burdock root
aquarius : dandelions, resins of frankincense and myrrh
pisces : mosses, ferns, seaweed

punkrockluna:

The pride in his eyes in that last cap

weather

sophmoreslump:

zodiac—signs:

Aries: typhoons 
Taurus: dry and hot
Gemini: sleet 
Cancer: snow
Leo: sunny
Virgo: windy
Libra: cloudy 
Scorpio: hail
Sagittarius: wildfire 
Capricorn: thunderstorm
Aquarius: mist
Pisces: rainy

ocalumhood:

Pretty sure this relates to everyone

bundere:

What’s that on your hand????? *holds it* itS ME

☢ Fall Out Boy, sixth studio announcement!

overdosemag:

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Fall Out Boy revealed today that they will be releasing “Centuries,” their new single, sometime in September. Along with that, the band’s sixth studio album could come as early as the end of this year!

Four-piece rock band, Fall Out Boy are set to release a brand new…