Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Milo to dress up as 'mattress girl' for Columbia speech

Politico reports:
When he speaks at Columbia University next week, alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos plans to dress up as Emma Sulkowicz, the alumna who carried her mattress around campus to protest the university's sexual assault policies.

Sulkowicz said she would carry the mattress until a student she accused of rape, but whom the university had cleared, left campus or was expelled. "Carry that Weight," her senior arts thesis and protest, generated international headlines, earned her awards, and aroused Internet-mediated hostility. The student she accused, Paul Nungesser, has since sued the university and her thesis adviser, but not her. Both graduated in 2015.
The mattress girl, "back" in the news.