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Is Your Experience Of Sexual Assault Valid if it’s for art? Best ask Paul Nungesser

by | 11th, February 2015

Emma Gray clears up the debte over rape in “How To Tell If Your Experience Of Sexual Assault Is Valid In One Chart”.

This is it. The title asks “Is Your Expeience Of Sexual Assault Valid?”


rape chart



See anything unusual about that chart?

Dalrock has looked at it:

According to the flow chart there is no scenario where after being accused a man should no longer be presumed guilty.  Once the accusation is made the man is presumed guilty, and nothing the accuser does or says should undermine that assumption

You claim is always “valid”.

Now read the story of  Paul Nungesser:

The Columbia University senior vividly remembers the day, in April 2013, when he received a phone call while working in the school’s digital architecture lab. It was the campus Office of Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct, asking him to come in to talk. At the time, he says, he was not particularly alarmed: “I thought initially that maybe they called me in as a witness.”

Instead, Paul Nungesser, a full-scholarship student from Germany, found himself at the center of a sexual-assault case that would eventually receive national media coverage and attract the attention of politicians and feminist leaders. Nungesser’s accuser, Emma Sulkowicz—famous for carrying her mattress on campus as a symbol of her burden as a victim and a protest against Columbia’s failure to expel the man she calls her rapist—has become the face of the college rape survivors’ movement. Sulkowicz’s protest has garnered her awards from the New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women and the Feminist Majority Foundation ; last month, she attended the State of the Union address as a guest of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand…

Nungesser says that for weeks after that night [of the alleged rape], he and Sulkowicz maintained a cordial relationship, and says she seemingly never indicated that anything was amiss.

Nungesser provided The Daily Beast with Facebook messages with Sulkowicz from August, September, and October 2012. (In an email to The Daily Beast, Sulkowicz confirmed that these records were authentic and not redacted in any way; while she initially offered to provide “annotations” explaining the context on the messages, she then emailed again to say that she would not be sending them.) On Aug. 29, two days after the alleged rape, Nungesser messaged Sulkowicz on Facebook to say, “Small shindig in our room tonight—bring cool freshmen.” Her response:

lol yusss

Also I feel like we need to have some real time where we can talk about life and thingz

Nungesser ws shunned and kicked out of his dorm.

On May 3, one day before the end of classes, Nungesser was given notice of two new complaints. One was from a former girlfriend who was alleging that he had emotionally and sexually abused her for the duration

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