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Sex and Marriage a Public Affair in Indonesia

You could be successful in your career and live independently, but still something’s wrong with you if you aren’t married.

by Devina Lin August 28, 2019
Issues // Politics and Society
How Being Raised by a Single Mother Has Shaped Me

I believe that fathers may be responsible for what their daughters learn to expect from relationships

by Razita Inayah August 23, 2019
Issues // Politics and Society
Can Women Have It All? Working and Mothering in Jakarta

The gender norm that requires married women to look after the household magnifies the cost for women. As a result, women choose to leave the labor.

by Diahhadi Setyonaluri August 21, 2019
Culture // Prose & Poem
Through Thick and Thin

Little did people know that Anjana and Adri were not that couple goal

by Inez Gazali August 21, 2019
Issues // Relationship
Married at 21: Can I Still be Called a Feminist?

In the beginning, I often felt guilty about my decision to get married at such a young age, and worried that I’d be judged harshly by other feminists.

by Fatima Kamila August 13, 2019
Issues // Politics and Society
I Left Indonesia to Pursue a Life Without Fear

I will still forever be an Indonesian at heart, but I choose to live a life without fear just because I am a Chinese Catholic woman.

by Tita Alissa Bach May 22, 2019
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Issues // Relationship
Smoking is a Form of Religion: My Conversion Story

Her decision to convert to Christianity ahead of her wedding did not only ruffle a few feathers in her own family, it led her to think about her relationship with the faith she was born into.

by Ninda Daianti March 27, 2019
Issues // Relationship
How My Husband and I Choose the Contraception for Us

It’s a good practice to have a frank discussion with your partner on what contraception most suits your plans as a family.

by Kemala Pratiwi March 22, 2019
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Issues // Relationship
We should stop being afraid for our children

Being strong parents mean to expect, and not fear, the unexpected.

by Katrina Wahab March 21, 2019
Issues // Relationship
When Ahok Stole My Thunder: A Divorce Story

There are a lot of things that only fellow divorcees can understand and empathize. The latest essay by Magdalene’s Managing Editor Hera Diani.

by Hera Diani, Managing Editor March 7, 2019