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Staffs Picks: Modern Day Kartini

Kamis, 21 Apr 2022 14:21 WIB
Staffs Picks: Modern Day Kartini
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Dalam memperingati Hari Kartini, penting bagi kita untuk mengingat emansipasi wanita yang ia perjuangkan pada masa itu. Meskipun sosoknya sudah tiada, perjuangan wanita tidak berhenti sampai situ saja. Banyak tokoh di negara kita dan berbagai belahan dunia yang juga menjunjung tinggi hak-hak kesetaraan wanita di masa sekarang, yang tentunya juga dengan cara yang modern. Berikut ini adalah beberapa sosok wanita pilihan kami yang merupakan seorang pejuang bagi wanita dan lingkungannya.

Dinar, Writer
Emma Watson, Actress and U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador
Besides the amazing acting skill that she is known for, she's helped to launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which advocates for gender equality, and she has remained steadfast in her fight for gender equality ever since-empowering women to have equal human rights. She once stated and made it clear that the safety of women, minorities, and anyone who may be vulnerable, is a right, not a privilege. What a woman she is.

Tasya, Writer
Najwa Shihab, Jurnalis
Siapapun pasti ingat akan wawancara bersejarah Najwa Shihab dengan kursi kosong yang seharusnya diisi oleh Terawan   dokter yang waktu itu menjabat sebagai Menteri Kesehatan sekaligus salah satu aktor yang bertanggungjawab atas kekacauan penanganan pandemi. Najwa Shihab adalah sosok yang menginspirasi saya sebagai pekerja media. Meski ia datang dari keluarga cendekiawan dan politisi, tapi ia mau menggunakan privilese yang ia miliki untuk menyuarakan keresahan banyak orang.

Mel, Editor
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, US House of Representative from New York District
Despite her gender, where she came from, her family condition, and her age-as the youngest woman ever to serve in the congress, AOC has been continuously proving her democratic way to raise modern-day issues including LGBTQ, social cost carbon, tax, harassment, and many other conservative rules needed to change. Through modern methods of campaign, she's been getting heard and gathering more and more supporters to continue to fight for the right. On a side note, she's so pretty, funny, and also a Libra-what an ultimate girl crush!

Handoko Lun, Editor
Michelle Yeoh, Actress
Growing up watching her movies, I never realized her significance. To my toddler self, she was just another actress. As I grow older, I appreciate her more and more. Not only is she forever stunning, but the works she has done over the years are also some of the most outstanding. Kicking asses as the Bond girl in Tomorrow Never Dies, being the subtle antagonist as an Asian mother in Crazy Rich Asian, doing crazy stunts in Police Story 3. Her extensive career has earned her the title of the legend of world cinema from Asia.

Dian, Editor
Liliyana Natsir, Badminton Atlet
Liliyana Natsir is one of the female badminton athletes in Indonesia who achieved many achievements while still actively competing in various world badminton championships. This woman who is often called 'Butet', became one of my idols and made me want to become a badminton athlete-although not achieved. She was paired with Tantowi Ahmad in a mixed doubles number in any badminton match, and her ability to process shuttlecock on the field made me fall in love with her game because she was no less cool than her partner. In addition, the humbleness and sportsmanship she showed during interviews and on the field made me feel that she deserves to be one of Indonesia's proud 'Kartini'.

Rolland, Sound Editor
Hannah Al Rashid, Actress
Hannah Al Rashid adalah seorang seniman yang cukup sering memanfaatkan influencenya untuk menyuarakan isu kesetaraan gender dan women empowerment. Disahkannya Undang-undang Tindak Pidana Kekerasan Seksual (UU TPKS) pada 12 April 2022 merupakan salah satu isu yang sejak dulu ia perjuangkan. Oleh karena itu Hannah Al Rashid layak dinobatkan sebagai salah satu modern day Kartini.

Riz, Writer
Okky Madasari, Writer
Kartini memulainya dengan literasi. "Habis gelap, terbitlah terang," begitu kata beliau. Di masa ini, semangat Kartini melalui jalur literasi dipancarkan oleh seorang Okky Madasari, Ibu dari 10 buku yang bermakna. Mulai dari Entrok, Maryam, Kerumunan Terakhir, 4 seri novel anak, hingga Genealogi Sastra Indonesia, semua buku Okky Madasari tidak pernah luput dari nilai-nilai perjuangan yang sakral dan wajib diwujudkan. Okky juga konsisten menginspirasi melalui proyek tulisannya di laman pribadi okkymadasari.net, hingga yang dituangkannya di OMGroup, yang membawahi OMG! My Story, OM Institute, dan Omong-Omong Media.

Indira, Co-Editor in Chief & Chief Creative
Hannah Shaw, Animal Rescuer
Dikenal sebagai "The Kitten Lady", ia adalah sosok perempuan yang aktif menyelamatkan hewan, terutama neonates atau hewan baru lahir yang kehilangan induknya. Tidak hanya kucing, namun anjing, bahkan hewan ternak. Ia fokus mengedukasi bagaimana memberikan pertolongan pada hewan yang terlantar tanpa induk, pentingnya sterilisasi, hingga menjadi orangtua asuh dan adopter yang baik. Usahanya memberikan edukasi yang menyeluruh di akun media sosialnya sangat memberikan dampak yang sangat baik bagi kesejahteraan hewan di berbagai belahan dunia. Banyak yang tadinya awam menjadi paham dan tidak segan mengikuti jejaknya, maka semakin jauh pula perpanjangan tangannya. I find it so motivating, not only do I learn so much, but I get inspired. And the way she gives information to the world through her contents that are very accessible, it makes me feel less alone in the process of rescuing animals.

Natasya Aulia, Social Media Strategist
Mira Lesmana, Film Director & Producer
Who doesn't know Mira Lesmana? The famous Film Director, Producer, and songwriter started her career directing Kuldesak (1999). And ever since, she has created amazing Indonesian films such as Petualangan Sherina (2000), Ada Apa Dengan Cinta? (2002) and Gie (2005). For me, personally, she is the kind of woman I look up to because she represents confidence and intelligence in what she does which is definitely ahead of her time.

 

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