Recently Emma Sulkowicz culminated her academic career by dragging a mattress to her graduation ceremony at Columbia. One can find the backstory here and here. The question is: Now that she has graduated with a degree in visual arts, what does she do next? DisneyWorld?
Consider her employment potential. If you were a business, would you want to hire her? Probably one would think that she is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Even if that does not happen, one would think that she might spread dissent among the workers. And at the base level, would your business want the publicity of hiring her? Besides, how many positions are there in visual arts? Perhaps this whole affair is just a career move…
However there are two types of businesses that would probably embrace her: portions of the media (e.g. Jezebel) and non-profits (e.g. “charities”). I am guessing that this is where she is headed. She might even be the next Lena Dunham, stirring up controversy for personal benefit and to the detriment of society.
As for finding a boyfriend/husband, how might that go? Probably in the circles that she will now run, there will be some guys who are “fully supportive”. She might latch onto some of them, but they will probably never last. Commenters, what do you project?
So in the end, she has both simultaneously broadened and reduced her prospects. Do you believe that she played her cards right (from her perspective)?