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Javanese Women and Feminism

Feminism in general is defined as theory concerning gender equality (Merriam-Webster, n.d.). Feminists, who support feminism, believe that women are still harmed by unfairness in variety of context, from national law to gender roles. There are three waves of feminism according to Martha Rampton (2008). The first wave was established in late 19th and early … Continue reading

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Red Nails

She sat on the floor, painting her nails red. Blew them one per one, trying to dry them out quicker. She had her straight black hair rolled up loosely, as loose as her white shirt. Spaces were seen here and there, she got skinnier. It looked like she wore a shirt tripled her size. And … Continue reading

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Ignorance

Around 5 pm. Jakarta. Jakarta looked like a battlefield during these rush hours. White tie workers, blue tie ones, students, and commuters shared same mission, to fight for early home arrival. While other transportation got stuck on heavily loaded road, Trans Jakarta was swinging so smoothly on their private way. From one stop to another, … Continue reading

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Pickpockets in Europe

I planned to travel around Europe after my study was finished on December. During the journey, I got my handbag stolen in Cologne, Germany. It was rough time since everything I planned did not go as expected. Well, another lesson to learn, I believe. Here are some points I learn that I want to share. … Continue reading

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Drupadi dan Utari

Padang Kurusetra. Bau anyir terhirup di sekitaran medan perang. Para punggawa yang telah terkapar di medan laga bersimbah darah. Ia, Dursasana, berada di antara mereka, dengan dada remuk terhantam gada Bima. Sesosok wanita tampak berdiri di samping putra Rama Astina, memandikan rambut lusuhnya dengan darah yang mengalir dari tubuh seonggok mayat. Di balik untaian senyum … Continue reading