Arisan! 13 Intersex

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Before we get started, I feel the need to point out a few disclaimers for you, dear reader: (1) Before this assignment, I know next to nothing about intersex, and (2) I did try, but I still fail to understand the exact biological types that were present in intersex condition. I know that there existed many different kind of intersex variations,  each different from the next and possessing their own fancy terms, but to describe them all in their glorious detail is a task that still eludes my theses ridden brain.  There is a legitimate reason on why I choose to major in social science, sorry.

So if you are fine with that, let’s move on, Q&A style!

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No Excuse for Abuse: Body Autonomy and Power Relations in Rape Prevention – on Magdalene.co

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The recent high-profile sexual abuse allegedly committed by poet Sitok Srengenge to a University of Indonesia (UI) student – as well as another one involving a lecturer at University of Jakarta (UNJ) and his student – has shown that campus with its power dynamics is a vulnerable place for sexual violence.

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The Futility of Using Religious Interpretation to Defend LGBT

*Fathul Purnomo

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Following the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States, the world reverberated with “Love Wins” euphoria, as the US Supreme Court’s decision was a victory that legitimized the existence of homosexuality, making the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) less marginalized in society.

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Embracing Your Vulnerability for Love and Happiness

*Debbie R Saragih

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No one likes to be vulnerable. Nobody really wants to show others that they are afraid of losing their best friends, that they hate their body for being fat. And absolutely no one wants the world to know that they’re suffering from any kind of mental illness. That is the very basic idea: no one wants to look weak. And neither do I.

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Women, Power and Politics of Earthsea, the Fantasy Series

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*Prameswari Noor Andytaputri

As a little girl, I often felt a bit different from the other kids. I would find my peace in the solitude between the pages of books, tales that would whisk me away from the constantly nagging world that I often felt misplaced in. The heroes of these stories, the underdogs and the alienated, they gave me comfort with their wonderful adventures and magnificent worlds so different from ours.

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