The undergrad at Columbia University who toted a mattress around on her shoulders because the school refused to expel her ex-boyfriend she claimed raped her on that mattress continues to haunt the college. What was once the Northeastern liberal arts cause célèbre may become a payout to Paul Nungesser for the school wholly backing Mattress Girl, Emma Sulkowicz, both before and after Nungesser was completely exonerated.
Nungesser claims he was the victim of gender bias at Columbia. His assertion being that only a man can be damaged by false rape accusations, hence, ring the gender bias bell. It’s a legal stretch but fuck it, why not hang the politically correct by their own petard?
The University completely kowtowed to Sulkowicz and women’s rights groups and opportunistic politicians supporting Sulkowicz and her mattress. Even after Nungesser was cleared of charges, the school downplayed his innocence or any attempt to clear his name. Nobody gets out of the feminist Octagon unbruised.
Nungesser was routinely heckled and jeered on campus. A professor cited Nungesser’s ‘rape’ in class before anybody had adjudicated his case. The University allowed an art project to be displayed depicting Nungesser choking and raping Sulkowicz in crude sketch over a New York Times article about the case. Mattress Girl created a student video recreating her forcible sodomy. Nungesser claims he had job offers rescinded in his senior year because even though fully cleared, lots of companies are loathe to hire a dude who is the repeated subject of rape art. Gone are the days of moving one town over and nobody knows you.
Hillary Clinton has openly endorsed a policy of guilty until proven innocent in the sole case of sexual assaults. Why not sacrifice the presumption of innocence on the altar of vaginal politics? The White House has repeatedly insisted that every coed will be raped before she makes her first trip across the quad. Even atheists adopt a religion. Rape culture, global warming, open borders, pick a liturgy. You need to hang your moral indignation on some vaguely defensible prophet. People get hurt in religious wars. Who will carry a mattress for the falsely accused? Nobody.
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