fave adventure time couples <3 (human au ahahah)
"Always so rude, that one."
for the first time ever zayn is the only one losing his shit while everyone else is indifferent and its because of niall
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.”
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.
I am a pretty patient person but if there is one thing I will lose my shit over almost instantly it’s my computer/internet being slow my tolerance level is exactly 0 for that shit man I did my time in the 90’s/2000’s I don’t need any of this garbage
I ought to have a banner sewn, she thought as she led her tattered band up along Astapor’s meandering river. She closed her eyes to imagine how it would look: all flowing black silk, and on it the red three-headed dragon of Targaryen, breathing golden flames. A banner such as Rhaegar might have borne.
This is a book giveaway!
I adore Ruta Sepetys, she’s among the most genuine people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. Living in my little bubble I just thought everyone had read Between Shades of Gray and therefore knew who she was… I was mistaken. So the other day I was at the store and decided to pick up a brand new copy of Out of the Easy so I could do a quick giveaway. There are nearly 1,000 of you and when I get there I hope to do a Halloween themed giveaway.
Rules… I hate rules.
I couldn’t care less if you follow me, I just want to show support for one of my favorite authors.
Likes and reblogs both count.
The giveaway ends on my birthday, September 22nd! I’ll pick a winner through one of those random generators on the 23rd and the winner will have… 48 hours?… to claim it before I draw again.
I’ll have it sent by the first week of October and you’ll have yourself a brand new copy of Out of the Easy that retails for $17.99.
This is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen.
I suppose the German side wants to keep everything in control, and the Irish side wants to wreak havoc.