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Jakarta Post

Make feminism great again

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 8, 2017   /  01:17 pm
Make feminism great again The face of one of Indonesian female heroes Cut Nyak Dhien is also can be found during Jakarta Women’s March 2017. (JP/Ni Nyoman Wira)

On the morning of Saturday, March 4, almost 2,000 people took to the streets to participate in Jakarta Women’s March 2017 as part of the commemoration of International Women’s Day on March 8. While it was inspired by the women’s march that occurred as a response to the inauguration of United States President Donald Trump in January, seeing this event as a mere echo of that march is a failure to see its wider significance. The event started from a Facebook post when someone mused about having “our own Women’s March” about a month ago. The idea quickly gained ground among young feminists on Facebook. The intention was to hold a public rally that united all women and all feminists (women and men) to promote gender equality and gender justice and to elevate other intersecting social issues. Women’s movements marching for a specific cause is not...

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