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Writing and Traveling to Heal

  [Read directly at Magdalene.co] by Jennie M. Xue Writing and traveling have been tremendously helpful in my healing process from a recent divorce. Meditating and praying too, of course. But writing, especially, has been my “weapon of choice,” as it gives me both...

Girl Power, Feminine Mystique

[Read directly on Magdalene.co.] by Jennie M. Xue The world has progressed to becoming more creative and women-friendly. Today, more women than men graduated from college and are working in the workplace. More than ever, single women are buying properties under their...

A Room of My Own

[Read directly on Magdalene.co.] by Jennie M. Xue Virginia Woolf once said that a woman needs money and a room of her own to write. But sometimes, a woman needs neither room nor money. Sometimes, she only needs to be alone. Throughout history, male hermits have been...

Learning from Viola Davis’ Empowering Moment

[Read directly on Magdalene.co] by Jennie M. Xue I’m one of ten million viewers who watch How to Get Away with Murder TV series on a US television network. Viola Davis plays Professor Annalise Keating, who is a lecturer of Criminal Law at the fictional Middleton...

The Problems with “Kawaii” Girls

  [Read directly on Magdalene.co.] by Jennie M. Xue K-Pop and J-Pop are full with female stars who are girly girls in pink and pastel bubble gum outfits, ultra-long fake eyelashes, colorful eye contact lens, pouty well-defined lips, high cheekbones in gazillion shades...

Combining Grace and Observing

[Read directly on Magdalene.co.] by Jennie M. Xue Two things that truly mean a lot to me are grace and being observant. As a person, I keep reminding myself that we all must have “grace” as it gives us the courage and confidence to exist without worrying too much. As...

Populasi, Iran, dan Indonesia

[Baca langsung di PrismaIndonesia.com.] oleh Jennie M. Xue Antara tahun 2050 hingga akhir abad ini, bumi akan dihuni oleh 10 miliar jiwa dan 70 persennya akan bermukim di lingkungan urban. Secara alami, banyak hal akan berubah secara drastis ketika populasi sebesar...

Pergeseran Paradigma Perempuan

[Baca langsung di PrismaIndonesia.com] oleh Jennie M. Xue Gloria Steinem pernah berkata bahwa gerakan-gerakan feminisme berfokus pada revolusi eksternal, sedangkan penggerak perubahan sesungguhnya berasal dari dalam diri alias “internal.” Ini menjawab mengapa...

Empat Gelombang Feminisme dan Mitos Kecantikan

[Read directly on / Baca langsung di Prisma Indonesia.com] oleh Jennie M. Xue “Feminisme” sebagai terminologi, konsep, filosofi, dan gaya hidup sering kali disalahartikan. Berbagai miskonsepsi tentang “feminisme” dan “seorang feminis” masih kerap dijumpai dalam...

Jesus was a Feminist

[Read directly on Magdalene.co.] by Jennie M. Xue Every Christmas I remind myself that it’s the day of the birth of one of the most important persons in my life, if not the most important. He saved all human beings and set an important example that whoever we are,...

Enough of Your Bro Culture, Bros!

[Read this article directly on Magdalene.co.] by Jennie M. Xue The world belongs to both men and women with no reservation. Yet women often feel that men are the stars on the stage, and they mere sidekicks whose whole existence is to support the “stronger of the sex”....

Luxury of Wings and Power of Stories

[Image by Uri Bareket] [Read directly on Magdalene.co.] by Jennie M. Xue Today’s women are fortunate. If only we know how to make the most of our lives. We live in an age where gender matters, but it’s not as restricting as a couple of centuries —or decades— ago....

One Year Later: Life After Separation

  [Read directly on Magdalene.co or Rappler.com.] This article was originally published by Magdalene.co and republished by Manila-based Rappler.com. Thank you, Rappler! by Jennie M. Xue On Nov. 3, 2013, my ex husband dropped a nuclear bomb. He said that he had a...

How to Be A Woman

[Read directly on Magdalene.co.] by Jennie M. Xue Simone de Beauvoir said, “One is not born a woman —one becomes one.” Small things determine whether one is “woman” enough by society. Oftentimes, she isn’t. And those are small things, not big principle things like...

Why I’m a Fourth Wave Feminist

[Read this article directly on Magdalene.co.] by Jennie M. Xue Why am I a fourth wave feminist? Because I’ve had it. I have been sexually, verbally, and psychologically harassed in public places, stalked by strangers online and offline, systematically discriminated...

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