This Poem About Sexual Harassment Will Haunt You, Then Make You Think

September 5, 2014 11:56 AM

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However, in this video-reading of her poem "Wednesday," poet Olivia Cole describes a scene of harassment on a city bus that is especially haunting.

With rhythmic, visceral language, Cole describes a situation in which a man on a bus rubs his crotch up against a female passenger. The woman prepares her body for his further advances as a soldier would for battle, readying her elbow to jab him, if need be. Meanwhile, other women look on, sympathet...

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