To quote “Dana’s” Ben Howe, “By the time this is over, Columbia will have to just give the school to Paul Nungesser to pay off the lawsuit. His whole life is ruined.” Personally, I think he should also sue Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, but that’s a different blog post.
No, this is about Emma Sulkowicz, aka Mattress Girl, and the fact she has released a sex tape. Well, not a sex tape, because she’s calling it art. It’s called “Ceci N’est Pas Un Viol,” french for “‘This Is Not A Rape’.”
Emma Sulkowicz, the recent Columbia graduate who has taken the Internet by storm thanks to her year-long performance art project Mattress Performance: Carry That Weight, released a video, which shows two people, one of whom appears to be Sulkowicz, engaged in sexual activity, some of which alludes to rape and can be difficult to watch at times…Sulkowicz confirmed during a phone interview on June 4 that she created the video.
The time stamp is August 27, 2012 – the date of her alleged and thoroughly debunked “rape” – though she of course she claims it isn’t about that day, specifically.
“Ceci N’est Pas Un Viol is not about one night in August, 2012. It’s about your decisions, starting now. It’s only a reenactment if you disregard my words. It’s about you, not him. You might be wondering why I’ve made myself this vulnerable. Look—I want to change the world, and that begins with you, seeing yourself. If you watch this video without my consent, then I hope you reflect on your reasons for objectifying me and participating in my rape, for, in that case, you were the one who couldn’t resist the urge to make Ceci N’est Pas Un Viol about what you wanted to make it about: rape.”
The whole thing is hilarious until we remember this is the same Mattress Girl who was invited to the STATE OF THE UNION BY A US SENATOR because she was a newsworthy example of “rape culture”.
Excuse us while we weep for our country.