For victims of rape, they have to carry the burden of that horrendous crime for the rest of their life. But for Columbia senior Emma Sulkowicz, she is not only emotionally carrying that burden, but physically as well. And she will do it until the man who she has accused of raping her is no longer on campus.
"I was raped by a fellow classmate the first day of my sophomore year. I didn't report it at first because I didn't feel like dealing with the emotional trauma," she writes on Time.com. "But then I met two other women who told me the same person who had assaulted me assaulted them, and I decided I had to do something. We all reported our cases, and all three were dismissed."