june playlist

bunga tidur – Tulus duckworth – Kendrick Lamar lapang dada – Sheila on 7 easily – Bruno Major home – Bruno Major fair weather friend – Bruno Major hard feelings – Lorde location – Khalid amphetamine – Smino edgar allan poe’d up – Smino only girl – Kali Uchis big momma thang – Lil kim […]

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si parasit lajang by ayu utami: perception of marriage, female genital mutilation, et cetera

The other day, I read about Ayu Utami from her interview with Whiteboardjournal (here). Ayu is a critical Indonesian novelist whose novel Saman received international accolades. For so long, I thought Indonesian novels have only been about one’s romantic and religious adventures, as those are what usually put on the best-selling list in Gramedia bookstores. That was […]

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FEMINISM

When most people hear the word “feminism”, they quickly dismiss it as women’s prejudiced anger towards men. Some men think that women use feminism as a weapon to go beyond the social stigma (men will always be better than women) and take over the world, rather than doing the “work” that most women supposed to […]

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What you need to know about the United Nations (UN)

Kadangkala kita melihat organisasi luar negeri sebagai sesuatu yang sempurna, jauh dari kesalahan. Komentar yang dikeluarkan oleh organisasi-organisasi ini dianggap paling penting dan mengena, tapi apakah benar seperti itu realita dari organisasi PBB? Tanpa pengetahuan mengenai kondisi politik Indonesia, PBB (United Nations) memutuskan untuk berkomentar mengenai hukum “penistaan agama” yang sebenarnya hanya dijadikan pengecoh oleh […]

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