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Emma Sulkowicz, a Columbia University senior, says a classmate raped her in her dorm room at the beginning of her sophomore year. Though she and two other students reported that the same student assaulted them, all of their claims were swept under the rug, and the male student was allowed to continue taking classes.In a performance-style protest called “Mattress Performance” or “Carry That Weight,” Sulkowicz vows to carry her mattress around campus every day until her alleged rapist is expelled.“Rape can happen anywhere. For me I was raped in my own dorm bed, and since then that space has become fraught for me,” she said in a video about the project. “And I feel like I’ve carried the weight of what happened there with me everywhere since then.”Read more via New York Magazine.
Sep 7, 2014 / 712 notes

halftheskymovement:

Emma Sulkowicz, a Columbia University senior, says a classmate raped her in her dorm room at the beginning of her sophomore year. Though she and two other students reported that the same student assaulted them, all of their claims were swept under the rug, and the male student was allowed to continue taking classes.

In a performance-style protest called “Mattress Performance” or “Carry That Weight,” Sulkowicz vows to carry her mattress around campus every day until her alleged rapist is expelled.

“Rape can happen anywhere. For me I was raped in my own dorm bed, and since then that space has become fraught for me,” she said in a video about the project. “And I feel like I’ve carried the weight of what happened there with me everywhere since then.”

Read more via New York Magazine.

That is one fiercely cool Sikh saint!
Sep 3, 2014 / 116 notes

That is one fiercely cool Sikh saint!

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kirkwa:

And This Is Why You Shouldn’t Get Sick In America

Many believe that the US healthcare system is the best in the world. Not so according to the World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems. The US doesn’t even rank in the top 25. It ranks 37th and is the most expensive in the world. I would argue that even if we had the best healthcare system in the world, what good is it, if no one can afford to access it.

Most companies are buying 60/40-policys for their employees these days, but even if you are lucky enough to have good insurance with 80/20-policy coverage, that 20 percent your responsible for can drive you right into bankruptcy as easily as the 60-40 policy given the cost of healthcare.

Insurance cost have been going up dramatically in the last two decades, long before the new Affordable Healthcare Act has taken affect, in some cases as much as 35% per year.

But have you noticed the latest trick the insurance companies have roll out?

Yes, Higher Deductible… most averaging $5,000 per year, per person, but I have seen some as high as $10,000 per year. For those of you that are wondering, this tactic is specifically designed too stop you from using your insurance. It reduces the insurance companies out of pocket liability by shift costs onto consumers, especially those dealing with chronic illness such as diabetes and arthritis. Consequently, because consumers can’t afford the deductible they will avoid necessary care to save money.

Although insurance companies are a problem, the real crocks is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!

This is absolutely ridiculous.

I live in New Zealand. My mum had a heart attack when I was 13, she was in hospital for at least 3 months and our government pays for most of our bills so I think my parents only had to pay around about $500 - 1k. With the option to pay it over a period of time.

Like????? Does the America government even give the slightest fuck about the people that live in their country???? Honestly.

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The Mouth should have three gatekeepers.
Is it true?
Is it kind?
Is it necessary?
Arab Proverb (via lisawiseman)
Aug 24, 2014 / 2,586 notes
luckymag:

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stevemccurrystudios:

STEP BY STEP

“Walking … is how the body measures itself against the earth.” - Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

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beatpie:

From anthropologie.com


After my heart.
Aug 6, 2014 / 665 notes

beatpie:

From anthropologie.com

After my heart.

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