Women’s Rights and Colonization in The Short Story of The Jakarta Post

Vivid Journal of Language and Literature

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Title Women’s Rights and Colonization in The Short Story of The Jakarta Post
Creator Ferdinal, Ferdinal
Subject short story; women’s rights; marginality; gender equality; superiority; women’s wish
Description Right after the fall of Suharto’s regime, Indonesia has undergone tremendous changes in almost all aspects of life: political, economic, social, cultural, and possibly ideological lives. The changes bring new breaths to Indonesian future, especially in the area of women’s rights. This article discusses the issue of women’s rights in Indonesia based on a textual analysis. The purpose of this writing is to investigate the representation of women’s rights issues in some stories of The Jakarta Post, one of the most popular media which has also played an important role in popularizing and spreading such issues. Postcolonial criticism is used to see how the stories portray the issues of women’s rights, particularly gender equality and marginality. To study the issues, this analysis looks at two short stories: “Gender Equality” by Iwan Setiawan and “Street Smart Mom” by Eric Musa Piliang.  The two stories represent the fact that Indonesian women fight against colonization for their rights in some different ways, as a smart wife and a poor street mother. The stories signal that Indonesian women struggle to escape from colonization through some actions such as moving forward to the center of power by maintaining superiority against men and living their lives as they wish in spite of being poor.
Publisher English Department, Faculty of Humanities, Andalas University
Date 2020-07-04
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Format application/pdf
Identifier http://jurnalvivid.fib.unand.ac.id/index.php/vivid/article/view/166
Source Vivid: Journal of Language and Literature; Vol 9, No 1 (2020); 1-11
Language eng
Relation http://jurnalvivid.fib.unand.ac.id/index.php/vivid/article/view/166/171
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Ferdinal Ferdinal

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