02 9 / 2014

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 alsofiled 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. 

(via tately)

29 1 / 2014

fishingboatproceeds:

It’s here! It’s here! The full #tfios trailer in beautiful high definition!

28 1 / 2014

juicyjacqulyn:

someone remind me what these are called….. i want one now

(Source: wamwanfood, via amaiumai)

27 1 / 2014

tyleroakley:

Uncanny.

tyleroakley:

Uncanny.

(Source: mindlessondeck)

12 1 / 2014

edwardspoonhands:

karenhallion:

miss-nobody13:

itsprongs:

Oh god guys. JK Rowling is a genius, and so is this person.

the thing I love about this fandom is that there are 7 books and 8 movies to observe. so every once in a while some blessed soul finds a piece of information that makes all the magic resurface again

Mind. Blown. 

Oh Lord…it’s a metaphor too. It’s symbolic of Neville holding on to his past, the horrors of what happened to his parents, of being a passive vessel for that atrocity. As if the terrible thing kept happening and would never stop happening. 
When he moves forward and becomes part of his own story instead of the story of his past, his strength surges. 

edwardspoonhands:

karenhallion:

miss-nobody13:

itsprongs:

Oh god guys. JK Rowling is a genius, and so is this person.

the thing I love about this fandom is that there are 7 books and 8 movies to observe. so every once in a while some blessed soul finds a piece of information that makes all the magic resurface again

Mind. Blown. 

Oh Lord…it’s a metaphor too. It’s symbolic of Neville holding on to his past, the horrors of what happened to his parents, of being a passive vessel for that atrocity. As if the terrible thing kept happening and would never stop happening. 

When he moves forward and becomes part of his own story instead of the story of his past, his strength surges. 

10 12 / 2013

06 12 / 2013

aggressivebanshee:

hangin out the passenger side of his best friend’s ride tryin to holla at me

aggressivebanshee:

hangin out the passenger side of his best friend’s ride tryin to holla at me

(Source: goodassdog, via tyleroakley)

05 11 / 2013

29 10 / 2013

tyleroakley:

I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING.

(Source: fuks)

26 10 / 2013

tyleroakley:

I love this on so many levels.

(Source: collectingyourhearts)

24 10 / 2013

fishingboatproceeds:

Tumblr, you’ve been nice today, so please enjoy the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.
(Photo credit to hobbitnow.)

fishingboatproceeds:

Tumblr, you’ve been nice today, so please enjoy the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

(Photo credit to hobbitnow.)

18 10 / 2013

xfsista:

Harry POOH-ter by Brian Kesinger (please do not remove credit)

(via laceywithasmile)

09 9 / 2013

Ryan Gosling + George
"He’s the great love of my life.. - Normally, I take him everywhere, I have special paperwork so he can travel with me wherever I go. Can we just talk about George?"

(Source: rygoslings, via laceywithasmile)

05 9 / 2013

Your new favorite song.

02 9 / 2013

laceywithasmile:

The Parent Trap (1998)

"I have a brilliant beyond brilliant idea. I’m serious! I am a total genius. You wanna know what dad is like, and I’m dying to know mom. So what I’m thinking is, I think we should switch places. When camp is over, I’ll go back to London as you, and you’ll go back to California as me!"

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