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WHY FEMINIST

Why feminist. If you’re a woman, because you’re in the same spirit of solidarity with other woman who have been live disadvantage life throughout the years, just because of their sexuality, a female. Because as borne females, later become woman. Woman embedded many social expectations, and became   identity, later became permanent. Woman lives their life as less human. Human Rights are not yet Woman’s Rights. That is why woman needs to be a feminist, for themselves and other women. Feminist will bring you into the core of being human. Human is borne out female womb. The womb is the sacred place. How can woman gave birth human, yet they can’t be human themselves. For feminist, to be human is to embrace all their potential and capacity to do good for themselves and to others. Feminist does not agree when people acts to hurt other people. Feminist does not agree when there are policy that will make other people less human, discriminate and disadvantage because of their sexuality.

Why feminist. If you’re a man, because you’re in the same spirit of solidarity with other human being- woman, and aware that women rights has been  taken away due to their sexuality for hundreds years. Yeah, hundreds years of western-semitism hegemony.  That is why men will join human rights campaign by promoting that woman’s rights are human rights. No more, no less. For male who join a feminist movement, they learnt to how society too has done great deal for them to be men. That male to are constructed to be, and fitted into certain stereotype. Men have to be macho and hard. Men don’t allow in showing their emotion. So they live in category to be the oppressed. Somehow men who join the feminist movement might find difficulty to cope, that most of the evidences that showed as facts that men oppressed women probably as disturbing evidences, and they have not done any of it. If male who join the feminist movement open their hearts and mind, they might not look into themselves as the actors, but look at the facts of male and female relation in realm.

The world system now still rule out by the Patriarchy of which position of females overall are subordinate with their males. The subordination is the core action of the system. It is a sexist works. The patriarchy though has disregard humanity of both males and females, but through the process of its working one of the sexes are have to face disadvantage, males more have benefit to expressed and practices its humanity than females.  It might not be aware as it

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Why Megawati

As I joined with thousands of Indonesia people, members, PDI Perjuangan supporter in Bali, I know that there were huge spirit and love for their leader Megawati Soekarnoputri.
It was in opposite with middle class and upper class citizens of Indonesia who wrote a letter to the Jakarta Post accusing Megawati, the PDI Perjuangan party as undemocratic. They defenitely Wrong. Because of their ignorant of party politics and their limited experience with party’s grassroots.

I believe who wrote letters to the Jakarta post do not have any member card of any party, never have been involve in local or national politics. They do not aware of political culture of Indonesia, so very different with the political system of what so called “western” democratic.

Indonesia has it own democracy with state in 4th principle of Pancasila “People that lead with Deliberation of inner wisdom that deliberate through representation of the people”. It’s democracy that do not have distinction of minority and mayority, that is why certainly not in favour of decision by Voting. It choice of democratic has its foundation of Indoensia as the most plural country in the world. It was chosen by the founding father as a way not to ignore or neglecting the small amount people with particular background (ethnic,religion,economic).

But nowadays, 12 years after the reformation, Indonesia is far and away from its nation roots.That is why, Megawati Soekarnoputri the one who have great awareness of this situation has been chosen again by its Congress participant and her Openin Address become a manifesto.

Her opening address as manifesto clearly declare that PDI Perjuangan ideology is Pancasila with its spirit of Pancasila June 1, 1945.The choice as ideological party as path, and its not an easy choice. The choice that have made in growing of pragmatism society, where people live in suffering and continue to suffer, while their political participation is merely count for nothing more that few thousands rupiah..

The affirmation to keep on the Pancasila as party ideology has it roots, after all Soekarno has stated “Pancasila adalah lebih memenuhi kebutuhan manusia dan lebih menyelamatkan manusia, daripada Declaration of Independence America, atau Manifesto Komunis, Pancasila adalah “pengangkatan ke taraf yang lebih tinggi”, “hogere optrekking”, daripada Declaration of Indpendence dan Manifesto Komunis (Soekarno, Jarek- Jalannya Revolusi Kita)–Pancasila is more adequate for human needs and can save human than Declaration of Indepence or Communist Manifesto”…

And now, after what we saw from telvision how the current government practiced “procedure democratic” of which most of them only tried to copy-paste a democratic system of American. As the opponet of the ruling government, party of PDI Perjuangan know that what has been shown is a pseudo democratic, and not Indonesia democracy. Indonesia democracy is DEMOCRACY BUILT BY WISDOM AS SAID IN STATE PRINCIPLES OF PANCASILA, Principle of number four That Democracy deliberative from Wisdom of dialogue among people’s and leaders (Permusywaratan yang dipimpin oleh Hikmah Kebijaksanaan dalam Permusyawaratan dan Perwakilan). The dialogue has nothing so called majority minority as in wester American government. Its that why in American democratic system they always followed DECISION by voting. In context of INDONESIA, Voting, where the majority of Votes can be A DECISION MAKER, WHEN IT CAMES TO Certain DECISION of which needs to take by all of Indonesian, of Course the MOST POPULATED LAND- The Java Will be A WINNER, A DECISION MAKER, due to its numbers. @umi lasminah, tobe continue

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