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Barbara Kay: Rape culture’s biggest victim may be honesty and truth

Posted on 2015-05-22 10:02:27

Does the Guinness Book of World Records have a category for persistence in carrying a mattress around a university campus? If they did, Emma Sulkowicz, who has just graduated from New York’s Columbia University, would doubtless be the record holder. Whether she deserves praise for it or not is another issue. Sulkowicz carried the mattress – she called it an art project — to shame Columbia University for its alleged failure to properly address her claim that she was the victim of a sexual assault, and to raise awareness for the alleged scourge of sexual assault on campuses everywhere. None of the major media asked Nungesser for his side of the story. She is famous! Sulkowicz has been given awards by the New York chapter of the National Organization for Women and the Feminist Majority Foundation. She was even invited to the State of the Union address this year as the guest of New York Senator Kirsten Gilibrand,  who is backing legislation that would force all universities into more rigorous and standardized oversight of their sexual-assault policies. Columbia University is clearly very happy to see the back of the mattress girl. President Lee C. Bollinger refused to shake her hand as she marched across the Alfred Lerner Hall stage with her mattress (spurning requests that she set it aside for the duration of the ceremony) at the university’s commencement ceremonies. One of the hands he did shake belonged to her accused rapist, Paul Nungesser, which is what many people will remember his name for, rather than the fact that he was cleared of the charge by the university. (--image--) What Sulkowicz will do now that her 15 minutes of fame as the poster girl for rape culture are over is not clear, but with her mattress no longer a theatrical distraction from reality, we can and should turn our attention to the actual facts of her case. In April, 2013, Paul Nungesser, a full-scholarship student from Germany, was at Columbia’s digital architectural lab when he........

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The Black Book of the American Left: Volume 2 — The Progressives

Barbara Kay: How utterly irrational faith-based global-warming theory is In an April 30 article, “Climate change and health: Extreme heat a ‘silent’ killer, Globe and Mail reporter Karen McColl...


Barbara Kay on how you know you’re a pit bull fanatic (Video)

Latest Column

Barbara Kay: Rape culture’s biggest victim may be honesty and truth

Posted on 2015-05-22 10:02:27

Does the Guinness Book of World Records have a category for persistence in carrying a mattress around a university campus? If they did, Emma Sulkowicz, who has just graduated from New York’s Columbia University, would doubtless be the record holder. Whether she deserves praise for it or not is another issue. Sulkowicz carried the mattress – she called it an art project — to shame Columbia University for its alleged failure to properly address her claim that she was the victim of a sexual assault, and to raise awareness for the alleged scourge of sexual assault on campuses everywhere. None of the major media asked Nungesser for his side of the story. She is famous! Sulkowicz has been given awards by the New York chapter of the National Organization for Women and the Feminist Majority Foundation. She was even invited to the State of the Union address this year as the guest of New York Senator Kirsten Gilibrand,  who is backing legislation that would force all universities into more rigorous and standardized oversight of their sexual-assault policies. Columbia University is clearly very happy to see the back of the mattress girl. President Lee C. Bollinger refused to shake her hand as she marched across the Alfred Lerner Hall stage with her mattress (spurning requests that she set it aside for the duration of the ceremony) at the university’s commencement ceremonies. One of the hands he did shake belonged to her accused rapist, Paul Nungesser, which is what many people will remember his name for, rather than the fact that he was cleared of the charge by the university. (--image--) What Sulkowicz will do now that her 15 minutes of fame as the poster girl for rape culture are over is not clear, but with her mattress no longer a theatrical distraction from reality, we can and should turn our attention to the actual facts of her case. In April, 2013, Paul Nungesser, a full-scholarship student from Germany, was at Columbia’s digital architectural lab when he........

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