Pop-Culture Has Made Being a Rape Victim Trendy and This Needs to Stop Now

(…) Examples of it being cool to be a rape victim can be harked back to the episodes of „Mattress Girl.“ Emma Sulkowicz was a student at Columbia University who accused a fellow student of raping her one night, and as a show of protest for her University not booting him, she carried the mattress she was allegedly raped on around with her everywhere she went. The problem with her story is that it’s very, very likely false, as Cathy Young has pointed out. (…)