The Fourth Plinth


I heard it on the wireless,
(so it must be very true,
with my degree in disbelief
in that which is now viewed);

women will gain parity,
twenty one hundred thirty one,
a man-made time-proof date,
when the misogynists are done.

Not in your lifetime, our daughters,
on this male-queered stiffened sphere,
‘The Rights of Woman’ not in print:
‘Mere self-publishing, my dear.’

Men look down from their plinths,
erection high, regimental;
until that date ‘The Rights of Man’
will stay filed under ‘Genitals’.


 

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