‘Fake Rape’ Campaign Ridicules ‘Mattress Girl’ Emma Sulkowicz

Emma Sulkowicz Columbia

After Emma Sulkowicz, aka Mattress Girl, who walked around the campus of Columbia University carrying a mattress to protest the university’s attitude to her alleged rape, graduated and carried her mattress through the ceremony, someone started a hashtag and Twitter account called @fakerape, and subtitled it Faking Rape to Perpetuate an Astroturf Agenda.

The account published pictures of a poster placed around New York showing Sulkowicz carrying her mattress, with a caption reading “Pretty Little Liar.”

The site also featured a variety of hostile responses to Mattress Girl, including:

A Flickr post reflected anger not only at Sulkowicz, but Lena Dunham, who had her own issues with a flimsy rape story. Another tweet brought up the rape allegations against the former president of the United States:


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