Poet Isobel O'Hare is putting pen to paper on celebrities' statements about their alleged sexual assault to reveal the real truth.
It's a form of poetry called "erasure poetry," which highlights the important words by blacking the rest out.
"I see men seeking empathy and pity and making grand statements that they will change as individuals, as if any of that matters to the people whose lives and careers they have already destroyed. I also see men pretending that, before they were called out and forced to admit what they did, they weren’t actively seeking to suppress the voices of their victims, some of whom have been speaking out and trying to be heard for years," O'Hare told Flare. "Nothing in any of these statements addresses that particular fact."
With her poetry, O'Hare cuts out the bullsh*t—leaving what they really mean.
"My dick is a question I run from."
"I ignored reality for eons."
"There are stories out there about me that have been fueled by my own behavior."
"Friends, you do not know me and I cannot tell you to trust me."
"I came of age in a culture of demons I respect more than women."
"These women destroy careers and need to be addressed."