A VIEW OF FEMINISM: PLUMCOT


PLUMCOTS
It is parentage
That engraves my names on the pillar
It was not the amount of calories
Nor was it the number of ribs
Like Eve in the garden
If the fruit had the supposed knowledge
Then who knew firsts
Like Adam, if his rib was taken
Then where was the rib
I felt I had more calories
Because I am more bitter and sour
I became also so sweet
My muse were all speaking at once
The beautiful ancient speaks
If two can tangle, HE is there
HE brings me to fore
When they join

Written by:
MORDI IFEANYI APEX
Writer/Educator/Tutor
University of Benin
Department of English


STRUCTURAL REVIEW
Plumcot is practically a piece that tends to appreciate and renovate the vehicles of feminism.
Feminism is as old as man. In fact, it tends to be biblical knowledge that GOD of the bible created women with the man’s rib. Therefore, the woman share common features with man and she is mentioned as “help mate” not servant or housemaid. The same bible extract from it by submitting that the gathering of two brings another company. It might be a man or a woman or two men or two women. This biblical traces tends to be a natural wave of feminism. The “man made” or may be “woman made” feminism had its route traced to 1880. But for the reason of analysis and the poem involved, the poet gives an understanding on the purpose of feminism.

Foremost, the plumcots are a certain delicacy which are also hybrids. The poet uses plumcots as a result of parentage to identify feminismwhich depends on other ideas in order to be independent.

As line 1 and 2 states:
It is parentage
That engraves my names on the pillar
Here, the poet tries to expatiate on the fact that feminism need not advocate for independency alone as every achievement is hinged on support or two ideas leaving on each other. The feminist who hates men will get to know that two (male and female) can only give another life. The plum and apricots are two fruits which are fruits of a hybrid called plumcots. The plum and apricots need each other to produce the best. The bible records the two ideas anything male or female as being productive.
The poet identifies himself again as the plumcot as he feels the impact on the society from some feminist. The poet wants to advise that feminist is never standing alone. Feminism should not be confusing as it may not mean hatred for anything in the quest for equality.
From line 5-7:
Like Eve in the garden
If the fruit had the supposed knowledge
Then who knew firsts
Here, the poet make reference to the bible saying that the women knew first about the knowledge. So these knowledge has made them agitate for equality with men. Here quoting that “ without them the men could not have the knowledge” .
Going further in to the poem.
From Line 8-9:
Like Adam, if his rib was taken
Then where was the rib
Now the argument for knowledge can’t supersede the source in which women came from according to the biblical views. Therefore, if feminist fighting for equality especially with the opposite sex it still boils than to the fact that the woman was taken from the man according to biblical view. This means that a feminist has a degree of equality with the opposite sex. In the poet view the “taken rib” was a WOMAN.
The poet speaks in line 10-13:
felt I had more calories
Because I am more bitter and sour
I became also so sweet 
My muse were all speaking at once
The poet attest to the fact that more calories in the plumcots was as a result of cross-breeding two fruits and in comparison with what gave birth to the feminist.
The expression “Because I am more bitter and sour” means that the poet is confused about the state of how the feminist deviate from the purpose in which feminism is defined.
Going further in the poem, another line in the poem says: I became also so sweet.
Here the poet try to define SWEET as a total support of FEMINISM since they still stand that logo for equality.
In summary, the expression in lines 10-13 advocate for a better definition of feminism. The word FEMINISM might be gendersensitive which might not have the strength to fight total equality.
In the last 4 lines(line 14-17):
The beautiful ancient speaks
If two can tangle, HE is there
HE brings me to fore
When they join
The poet in the last 4 lines yells for feminism as a peaceful movement which understands natural law. The poet is not against the feministbut wants the feminist to clearly define its purpose with aspirations to unite. It should be communal.

Here is a question for my fellow bloggers and readers:
1. What are you contribution,opinion  and views about the poem?
2. What are the views about FEMINIST and FEMINISM in the society?
3.Are you in support of GENDER EQUALITY been agitated by FEMINIST?
Please let me know all your reactions, views and insights in the comment box below!

Typed and Edited by:
Kogwuonye Patrick Onyeka
Writer/Blogger/Educator/Tutor
University of Benin

Credited to :
Women who fight very much to be self independent and to all feminist
Quote based on the post:  PLUMCOTS
1. Quote  from my kenyan  blogger friend who support feminism.
2. Quote from Patrick Stories



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