Mattress Girl Discredited

If you haven’t heard of the “mattress girl,” it’s not for lack of trying among liberal opinion-shapers. Emma Sulkowicz, who dragged a blue mattress around Columbia University’s campus in 2014 to dramatize her plight as a rape victim, was profiled sympathetically in New York magazine, The New York Times and other publications. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, invited her to attend one of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speeches. Artnet pronounced her mattress stunt (for which Columbia awarded her course credit as an art project) “one of the most important art works of the year,” and she was honored by the Feminist Majority Foundation and other groups.

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  • The Butterfly

    Fake news. Fake rape. Fake woman.

  • She was discredited when she carried that damn mattress around.

    From Rex Murphy:

    “I think of that “rape victim” Emma Sulkowicz — a.k.a., the Mattress
    Bearer — who spent a year carrying a mattress around on her troubled,
    vacant head at Columbia University — this is Columbia we’re talking
    about, not some online degree factory — and had her pedestrian efforts
    accepted as an “art project.” If she had been working on a master’s in
    furniture removal, perhaps it would make sense. But she was awarded a
    master’s degree for making an exhibitionistic fool of herself, and a
    perfect mockery of her university. The administration helped, though:
    they allowed her to carry the shoddy mattress to her convocation.

    Does anyone think Sulkowicz knows anything about the Holocaust, or
    that she could even spell Auschwitz? I could cite many other examples
    here, Sulkowicz is more emblem than outlier, but I’ll make one point
    alone: any university that awarded a post-graduate degree for that
    unoriginal, campy and degrading performance ought to look to its charter
    and examine, in shame and mortification, its institutional conscience.”

    http://nationalpost.com/opinion/rex-murphy-institutes-of-lower-education/wcm/351b3360-de2e-47bf-b21d-5b2951a85bee

  • canminuteman

    Mattress girl is nothing more than a mattress girl.

  • simus1

    Columbia is a red fascist swamp.
    Not that there is anything wrong with that.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    At one time, the Feminist Majority Foundation thought that Eliot Spitzer was a champion of women’s rights until the truth came out.