Columbia mattress girl looking to cash in on art project. Emma Sulkowicz, known for carrying a mattress around campus for what she claims is a protest of Columbia University's failure to punish her rapist, is hoping to cash in on her alleged art project.
Sulkowicz told the New York Times after her graduation on Tuesday — where she carried her mattress across the stage — that she would sell the mattress if offered. "If some sort of museum wants to buy it, then I'm open to that," she said, "but I'm not going to just throw it away. " The Laura Kipnis Melodrama. Last Monday, about thirty Northwestern anti-rape activists marched to their school's administrative center carrying mattresses and pillows.
The event was a deliberate echo of the performance art project of Columbia student Emma Sulkowicz, who is lugging a mattress everywhere she goes on campus for a year to draw attention to the university's failure to expel her alleged rapist. At Northwestern, the target of the protest was not a person accused of assault, but the provocative feminist film professor Laura Kipnis. Her offense was penning a February essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education, titled "Sexual Paranoia Strikes Academe," which argues against her school's ban on sex between professors and students, and more broadly against the growing obsession with trauma and vulnerability among feminists on campus. "If this is feminism, it's feminism hijacked by melodrama," she writes. Including, apparently, their vulnerability to articles in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Media Is Making College Rape Culture Worse.
College sexual assault is a very real problem—but news organizations and government bureaucrats do victims no favors when they exaggerate its prevalence.
The frenzy over college sexual assault now sweeping the nation was triggered by a specific event. In 2010, a small team of investigative journalists published a report revealing, so they claimed, an epidemic of college rape. The report was a jumble of highly selective reporting and dubious statistics, as we shall see. But the reporters spread the news far and wide and no one thought to question their accuracy.
Federal officials were electrified by the findings and launched a draconian crusade. Before long, otherwise sensible people came to believe that Yale, Swarthmore, and the University of Michigan were among the most dangerous places on earth for young women. Students demanded trigger warnings in classes at Harvard Law School. And it all began in 2010. Panic breeds chaos and mob justice. The investigation did not go well for Dunn. Nungesser-complaint. Kay S. Hymowitz: Why the Gender Gap Won't Go Away. Stop Telling Women To Do Startups.
Editor’s note: The following is a guest post by Penelope Trunk, writer and founder of Brazen Careerist.
Her opinions are her own. We need to get more guys who are running tech startups instead decide to be stay-at-home dads. What do you think of that? Stupid, right? That’s what it sounds like when anyone suggests that we need to get more women doing startups. If you are worried that women don’t feel capable of doing whatever they want, you can stop worrying. Clearly, women have a choice. So it seems that women are making decisions for themselves just fine.
On top of that there is evidence that the members of the VC community go out of their way to attract women. Women Don’t Want To Run Startups Because They’d Rather Have Children. Editor’s note: The following is a guest post by Penelope Trunk.
My company, Brazen Careerist, is moving from Madison, WI, to Washington, DC, where our new CEO lives. Running the company has been absolute hell. The California boy, 11, who is undergoing hormone blocking treatment. Parents say it's better for Thomas to have sex change before he is adult By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 11:04 GMT, 30 September 2011 The lesbian parents of an 11-year-old boy who is undergoing the process of becoming a girl last night defended the decision, claiming it was better for a child to have a sex change when young.
Syrie : la blogueuse lesbienne était un hétéro américain. Manu sur le hoax.
Amina était devenue un symbole de la révolte syrienne avec son blog Gay Girl In Damascus, et l’annonce de son arrestation avait affolé les défenseurs des libertés. La blogueuse était en fait un Américain marié et vivant en Ecosse. Un « hoax » pour la bonne cause, tente-t-il de se justifier. Novembre 2009. Jean-Claude Rochefort prétend plutôt faire dans l’humour.
Il accuse les féministes d’avoir elles-mêmes fait de Marc Lépine un héros. « La récupération est tellement monstre que notre discours, c’est de dire : “écoutez, ça n’a pas d’allure, nous, on va réagir par de… l’humour” », dit-il. Il déplore que le drame du 6 décembre 1989 continue d’être commémoré, 20 ans plus tard. « C’est un fait divers qu’on a récupéré pour en faire un monument.
Est-ce qu’on va fêter Marc Lépine encore dans 50 ans ? Le journaliste, le fixeur et la polygame. C’est « Arrêt sur images » qui l’a révélé, le 1er octobre dernier : au moment de « briser le tabou » de la polygamie, Le Point a été être pris « en flagrant délit de bidonnage ».