Indonesia’s Voice of Baceprot, an all-girl heavy metal band making music in hijabs recently grabbed the international attention and gave a strong message about women’s emancipation.
It was refreshing to see that three teenage girls bravely stood up for themselves and showed that they had the right to live their lives the way they wanted.
They delivered a strong message, which said that women certainly don’t need anyone to tell them what to do, or how to do their lives.
They reminded everyone that men and women are created equally and both are equally free to make their own decisions.
Their show of defiance is promising but doesn’t change the fact that after thousands of years, our world is still a place of prevailing misogyny. Mind-boggling as it is, women in many countries today are still seen as temptresses, dangerous beings that need to be hidde...