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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Female Raped By Fellow Student In Hostel Carries Out STRANGE Protest After School Does Nothing 

Emma Sulkowicz is carrying her dorm mattress around with her until her alleged rapist is expelled from or leaves New Yorks Columbia University (Photo Credit: YouTube/Columbia Daily Spectator)

Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz alleges she was raped by a fellow student in her college bed in 2012. When her case was dismissed by college authorities last summer, she decided to protest in a very different way.
The visual arts student plans to carry her mattress everywhere until her alleged rapist is expelled from the university or chooses to leave.
The protest also forms part of her final year thesis and is calledMattress Performance or Carry That Weight. Emma says it symbolises the weight she carries every day following the alleged rape and failure of the authorities to act.
Emma said the performance art project could last a day or until her graduation in May 2015 (Photo Credit: YouTube/Columbia Daily Spectator)
According toTime Magazine, Emmaand two other women reported the same person to the university last year, but all three cases were dismissed.
She is alsoone of 23 Columbia and Barnard students who filed a discrimination complaint (known as a federal Title IX complaint in the US) last April alleging that the university mishandled sexual-assault cases.
Emma told the Columbia Daily Spectator: Rape can happen anywhere, but I was attacked in my own dorm bed.
For me that place that is normally very intimate and pure was desecrated and is very fraught. The piece is about carrying the memory of that everywhere I go.
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