Kartini, a well-known woman who was born in Jepara on April 21, 1879; was the woman who, with her actions, introduced women emancipation to Indonesian people. It surely had a deep meaning at that time; think about how hard women had to struggle to get their rights and to be admitted equally to men.
Now, what do you think about women emancipation these days? Does it turn out to be good? Or not? As we can see, women emancipation has definitely happened in this modern era. There are so many women gaining fame and high society positions, such as being the president or the delegate in the United Nation. These 2 examples have proven that women have stretched their wings not only in education, but also politics, social, and economy.
But like a coin, it has 2 sides; the good and the bad. There are actually several bad effects of women emancipation, such as:
Nowadays, emancipation is likely to be misunderstood and misused by women. There are these amount of girls who uses emancipation as an excuse to gain freedom as freely as they can in negative ways. They want to be the priority in every cases, that sometimes they use men in bad ways with their beauty and body.
Women sacrificing their main role for career’s sake
We know that many women look for the chance to be career women, and most of them did it before their marriage. Supporting factors include the demand of their necessity, their pride, and the assumption that being a housewife and a mother in such a young age would have wasted their productive days only to stay at home and do house chores.
Women destroying their family
With the wrong understanding of women emancipation, women also tend to abandon and forget their nature and obligation as a woman and a mother. They are so focused with their work that most of them don’t give enough attention to their family, which can somehow lead to a destruction.
It’s definitely ironic. These kinds of actions are not purposes of women emancipation. Women’s liberation of discrimination should be a way to improve and raise the existence of women, so that they can give contributions to the society and the world. Now, it is the time for you, girls, to stand forward in this emancipation era to build this country into a better one!
“Women make up one half of society. Our society will remain backward and in chains unless its women are liberated, enlightened and educated.”
- Saddam Hussein, The Revolution and Woman in Iraq