Female s Body Representation, Movement , and Perspective : The Fragile Longevity of Feminism in Indonesia

Charissa Adria Rizanti

Abstract

The emancipation of women and gender equalitymovement was the turn points for therights possessed bywomen today. However, people in Indonesia in particular still has the presumption that tends to the paradox of thefemale body. The female body is still a taboo to talk about by society. Many are judgingthe female body as a beautyand yet they also have to always cover their body up.This is perceived as inconsistent with information and foreigncultural influences, especially western culture that dominate the electronic media. Coupled with feminism ideology,these paradoxes raise the questions of where is the position of the female body in the society, especially Indonesia.

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