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Jakarta Post

Rotua Valentina Sagala : A loving feminist

  • Ika Krismantari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 10 2012   /  10:32 am

Rotua Valentina Sagala has broken all of the negative stereotypes female activists are associated with.

People can instantly understand this from their first encounter with the avowed feminist.

Valent, as she is fondly called by close friends and family, stood out among her peers who opted for tomboyish looks one day. Valent was wearing a matching white and red ensemble along with a pearl necklace, not to mention towering white stilettos.

And that apparent contradiction is not only on the surface.

Not only does Valent break the stereotype of feminists having bad fashion sense, the stylist lady also proves that all the negative labeling attached to women striving for gender equality is untrue.

Some in society think feminists are bitter, but Valent shows that feminists can be as loving as any others.

Her new poetry book proves that. After a series...