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Can a Poem Be a Shield? A Weapon? A Light?

Research paper by Danielle Legros DL Georges

Indexed on: 02 Sep '20Published on: 02 Sep '20Published in: Violence against women



Abstract

I think what unites the given poems is a desire to interrogate oppressive language used as an attempt to regulate the power/humanity of or to control women, particularly Black and Brown women, myself included. This speech comes in many forms: whether in a reckless and racist tweet we see coming from the current U.S. President, a catcall on the street, a little ole micro-aggressive comment in the workplace, or in the instances taken up by the poems.