As of 2020, only 16% of the ministerial level positions in Malaysia are occupied by women. In the parliament, the number is slighter with only 14.9%. The battle of the sexes had always been a contentious topic, especially with the gendered expectations linked to the female and male population of Malaysia. How can we explain the lack of women representation in politics? Are we capable of undoing decades of self-enforcing patriarchal social structures?
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As time marched on, the Devadasi system in India along with man’s detachment from celestial realm, of what it was in the older times, to one of material has evolved from a form of worship of the God to prostitution in the name of God. This article will walk readers through the origins of Devadasi system, its evolution over time, and how it is presently perceived to be.
I don’t think it’s spoken about enough. Or maybe it’s spoken about too much, it doesn’t seem like an issue anymore. Was it supposed to be an issue in the first place? Or should it be “normalized”; something we imply for the many things happening in life now. Don’t ask questions and just go with the flow. Is that all there is to it? To life?
At some point in our life, we have experienced bullying. You are either the giver, the receiver or the spectator. And because it has been happening around us for as long as we can remember, the society thinks that, ‘Okay, this is how things work around here.’
Is it just a phase and does it stop at school?
When does it end and what happens after?
Here’s a writing to show you the severity of bullying and the solution can be found by looking in the mirror.