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2013

Gender

Arif Rohman

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Does Education Empower The Indonesian Women?, Arif Rohman Jan 2013

Does Education Empower The Indonesian Women?, Arif Rohman

Arif Rohman

The second feminist wave in the 1960s has influenced feminists to increase their campaign against patriarchy in almost all areas. This campaign aims to achieve equal legal, political and social rights for women. In this context, they view education as a vehicle to empower women in societies. Using Javanese culture as an example, this article will examine whether education has much impact on it, and to identify factors which prevent education from empowering women in Indonesia. From the analysis, it has shown that educated women still faced many obstacles to participate in economical, political and social aspects.


Women And Leadership In Islam: A Case Study In Indonesia, Arif Rohman Jan 2013

Women And Leadership In Islam: A Case Study In Indonesia, Arif Rohman

Arif Rohman

Women in leadership positions is a sensitive issue in most Moslem societies. Even though reality has shown that women can compete with men, some people continue to use ‘religious reasons’ to block women’s advancement to leadership roles and maintain the status quo. This article will examine the conservative and liberal thinking about women as leaders in Muslim society especially in Indonesia.


Feminist Thought In Adrian Howe’S Book: ‘Chamberlain Revisited: A 25th Anniversary Retrospective’, Arif Rohman Jan 2013

Feminist Thought In Adrian Howe’S Book: ‘Chamberlain Revisited: A 25th Anniversary Retrospective’, Arif Rohman

Arif Rohman

It is well-known that Lindy Chamberlain experienced a form of gender inequality and gender bias during her trial in 1980s. This challenged Adrian Howe to write a book which aims to counter a gender bias mindset that still exists in some people’s belief. Howe uses genealogy as a part of discourse analysis method by representing selected letters written by people, mainly women who are from different religions, ethnicity and age who supported Lindy Chamberlain. In this article I will try to analyse and evaluate academic areas of investigation as they have been reflected in Howe’s book in terms ...


Reinterpret Polygamy In Islam: A Case Study In Indonesia, Arif Rohman Jan 2013

Reinterpret Polygamy In Islam: A Case Study In Indonesia, Arif Rohman

Arif Rohman

It is the consensus of ulema (religious leader) in Indonesia that polygamy is allowed in Islam, while polyandry is prohibited. That is why even though that the practice of monogamy has negative impacts to women, some people still conduct it and believe that polygamy is sunnah (the manner or deeds of Muhammad) and part of syariah (Islamic law). This article will explore the perspective of fundamentalist and modernist about polygamy and how the modernist Muslim scholars in Indonesia fight for opposing polygamy.