There’s a post at Red State about how the “narrative > truth” philosophy of the modern left plays out in the Mattress Girl Rape Hoax. But, there is another angle to why Colmbia University let Emma “Sulky” Sulkowicz get away with defying the terms of confidentiality she had agreed to, engage in the stunt of arrying a mattress all over campus, and even carrying it to graduation in defiance of their own rules against having “large objects” at the ceremony. Risk Aversion. The management at Columbia University made a risk-benefit calculation that went as follows.
- Emma Sulkowicz is a female with a narrative that fits into the national hysteria about campus “rape,” who also has powerful feminist, media, and political (a certain New York senator) allies on her side.
- Paul Nungesser is a white heterosexual male, no one is going to come to his defense.