To celebrate National Poetry Day (yes, it’s a thing), J.K. Rowling decided to share a powerful, totally relevant piece by Musa Okwonga.
The poem is called “Invisible Men,” which addresses online trolls – especially that “special” breed that directs rape threats at women as they hide behind their computer screens. It was taken from Okwonga’s Eating Roses For Dinner, a compilation of his poetry over the past 10 years.
The poem asks the trolls who they are and questions why they harbour such anger, shame, and hate.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 8, 2015
Ironically (but not surprisingly), when Okwonga retweeted Rowling he was met with anger from “anonymous misogynists.”
“Haa haa! That moment when you tweet a poem about anonymous misogynists and it receives angry, defensive tweets from anonymous misogynists :),” he Tweeted earlier today.
I guess, just as haters gonna hate, trolls gonna continue to troll.