TV Show: Chewing Gum

The United Kingdom is often assumed as a nation of poise, elegance, and grace. Watch Chewing Gum and your perception of Britain might shift a little. If you’re the kind of person who thinks How I Met your Mother is funny, Chewing Gum is probably not for you. In fact, you might be disgusted by […]

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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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Movie: Hidden Figures (2017)

It is easy to assume that being an astronaut is a one-man job. The truth is, behind the success of an astronaut landing on the moon or a spacecraft orbiting another planet, there lays the hard work of engineers. The movie Hidden Figures (2017) emphasizes on the impactful work by African-American engineers, specifically Katherine Johnson, […]

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Perempuan Penembus Batas (Majalah Tempo) dan Interseksionalitas Feminisme

Menurut dosen filsafat Universitas Indonesia, Gadis Arivia, feminisme haruslah inklusif dan majemuk. Pada dasarnya, ideologi feminisme harus mengacu kepada interseksionalitas yang mencakup setiap gender, etnis, dan seksualitas. Seseorang bukanlah feminis apabila ia mendukung hak wanita karir tetapi mencemooh, biasanya dengan dasar-dasar gamblang agamawi, pilihan wanita panggilan  dalam mengekspresikan seksualitasnya. Seseorang bukanlah feminis apabila ia mendukung […]

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