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'Time's Up': Facing devious marriage memes

  • Mario Rustan
    Mario Rustan

    New Guy columnist for feminist website Magdalene.co

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Jakarta   /   Wed, January 17, 2018   /  08:30 am
'Time's Up': Facing devious marriage memes Actress and TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey poses with the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 75th Golden Globe Awards on January 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. (AFP/Frederic J. Brown)

On the first working Monday of 2018, the world was talking about the decision of many actresses to wear black for the 2018 Golden Globe Awards gala to highlight the problems of sexual harassment and abuse in Hollywood and beyond. Many celebrities wore “Time’s Up” pins to show support for the initiative to fight sexual violence, especially against lower-income women.

Besides taking along fellow actresses as their date for the night, some actresses also invited activists such as Tarana Burke (who started the #MeToo movement) and hospitality unions’ leaders Saru Jayaraman and Ai-jen Poo. 

Meanwhile, in Indonesia, many have been disturbed by online memes promoting marriage at a young age and even polygamy. There are also memes blaming modern women for making dating and marriage more difficult for men. The postings are not professiona...

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