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Women should not only be powerful as ghosts

  • Wulandari Pratiwi

    Independent researcher in linguistics, with a master’s degree in English education

Jakarta | Wed, March 7, 2018 | 01:32 pm
Women should not only be powerful as ghosts Women’s domination in Indonesian horror movies appeared to be the result of their pathetic condition and inferior position.  (Shutterstock.com/File)

PREMIUM Months ago, I carried out sociolinguistics research on women’s domination in Indonesian horror movies, using a sample of four Indonesian horror movies. The result was quite predictable, but I still found it disturbing. 

Female ghosts were portrayed as powerful, vengeful and dominant in the supernatural world, while in the previous life they were the victims of sexual hara...

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