Brenna Twohy – “Another Rape Poem” (IWPS 2014)



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34 thoughts on “Brenna Twohy – “Another Rape Poem” (IWPS 2014)

  • September 8, 2017 at 2:44 am
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    "I have carpentry in my mouth and a hammer in my hand". WHOA! Such a powerful line! Don't stop, poets!!

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  • September 8, 2017 at 2:44 am
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    "This is my story and you can not take this from me." Such a powerful line

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  • September 8, 2017 at 2:44 am
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    At least 1,400 girls were subjected to appalling sexual exploitation in Rotherham, England between 1997 and 2013, a report has found.Girls as young as 11 were raped by multiple perpetrators, abducted, trafficked to other cities in England, beaten and intimidated, it said.The inquiry team found examples of "children who had been doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, threatened with guns, made to witness brutally violent rapes and threatened they would be next if they told anyone".

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  • September 8, 2017 at 2:44 am
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    "We have built cathedrals out of spite and splintered bone. Of course they aren't pretty- nothing holy ever is"

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  • September 8, 2017 at 2:44 am
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    "You are staring out at a world on fire,complaining about how ugly you think the ashes are."

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  • September 8, 2017 at 2:44 am
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    man i loved this poem her words are so powerful and she sounds like she's ready to fight. I think its an empowering poem for rape victims of all genders and tells us not to be quiet and to speak out against this problem.

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  • September 8, 2017 at 2:44 am
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    "every story sounds the same when you stop listening."

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  • September 8, 2017 at 2:44 am
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    'With a tinkerbell nightlight and and knife under my bed because the next time he came into my room uninvited he would come out bleeding' THAT LINE GAVE ME ALL KINDS OF SHIVERS

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  • September 8, 2017 at 2:44 am
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    Ghandi was great, but he wasn't the best, look at how he treated, Africans in South Africa…..

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  • September 8, 2017 at 2:44 am
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    "the poems are not the problem." no. the people who rape are the problem.

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  • September 8, 2017 at 2:44 am
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    Rape isn't just gonna stop, people dont teach their kids to murder yet there is still murders that happen, a child isnt taught to rape, therefore rape will still occur this whole rape thing is a waste of time

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  • September 8, 2017 at 2:44 am
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    lol was this poem about rape or was it a roast….(^o^)/……I know it was serious, but I couldn't help it.

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  • September 8, 2017 at 2:44 am
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    When she said "I am tired of hearing rape poems" I got all types of shivers

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  • September 8, 2017 at 2:44 am
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    Yeah you may be getting tired of rape poems but quite frankly I'm getting pretty tired of rape

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  • September 8, 2017 at 2:44 am
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    i hope people realize shes not literally pointing or talking to a specific guy in the back of the room… shes being metaphorical

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  • September 8, 2017 at 2:44 am
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    hi guys, I've been trying to get my poems out there, so please go check my page I know there isn't much but ill have more soon. I hope you like them

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  • September 8, 2017 at 2:44 am
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    This helped me to not get annoyed at another "feminism" thing. It taught me to understand…

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