IS IT TRUE THAT GENDER EQUALITY IN INDONESIA IS AT THE CROSSROADS ?

"It is time for us to see gender as a unit. Not as two sides collide. " - Emma Watson

Source: Popbela.com

"If women can be honored, why should they be equalized"
–Kalis Mardiasih (In the POV Youtube Channel owned by Cameo Project)

Sounds good right? but this is a tricky in this statement. Where the existence of women as humans is always placed second or under the domination of men. By hiding behind their holy book verses. Not only that, some of them also thought that women with careers were no more respectable than women who were at home, wearing hijab, and obeying their husbands. Unfortunately, some people still think that women are merely objects of satisfying needs such as preparing meals, cleaning the house, taking care of children, to matters of sex. This is not a bad thing, but it is only right that women choose to have a career outside the home to be respected as well. It must be admitted that conservative views like this still exist in Indonesia even though in general they have started to change towards a better gender equality.

POLYGAMY.

I will not discuss it from the religious side, because it is not my domain to speak, but when viewed from a psychological point of view it is an extraordinary character assassination for women. Where women are required to totally obey their husbands to the point of letting them go with other women. Try to imagine how a woman can be asked to sincerely let her beloved husband remarry someone else, and "only" in the lure of "heaven is open to a woman who has volunteered her husband for polygamy." There must be an extraordinary inner struggle from that woman. That is something that betrays gender equality, because it sees women only as submissive followers.

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