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Sexy Body Istri Tetangga

Di post kali ini, saya ingin menshare kepada teman-teman semua tentang sebuah tulisan yang saya rasa indah. tulisan ini mengenai isu perbedaan agama dan bagaimana kita menyikapinya. Tulisan ini diibuat oleh Emha Ainun Najib yang saya dapatkan dari notes facebook teman saya, Salwa Amaliyah. Dalam tulisan ini, yang menarik adalah si penulis menganalogikan hubungan antar agama itu seperti kita melihat istri tetangga kita. Dan disini, saya melihat ada issue penempatan pluralisme kembali kepada ranahnya yaitu, ke ranah sosiologi. Mari kita simak

Sexy Body Istri Tetangga

Oleh: Emha Ainun Nadjib

Dalam forum maiyahan, tempat pemeluk berbagai agama berkumpul melingkar, sering saya bertanya kepada forum:”Apakah anda punya tetangga?”

Biasanya dijawab: “Tentu punya”

“Punya istri enggak tetangga Anda?”

“Ya, punya dong”

“Pernah lihat kaki istri tetangga Anda itu?”

“Secara khusus,tak pernah melihat”

“Jari-jari kakinya lima atau tujuh?”

“Tidak pernah memperhatikan”

“Body-nya sexy enggak?”

Hadirin bi…

Gendering Sport: Football and Masculinity

Football is probably one of the most famous sports in Indonesia although there has not been any significant achievement in this field for quite some times. Growing up as a boy, football became some sort of obligatory sport to play, or just to be liked.  But who says so? Who says it is obligatory? When you’re a boy and you don’t like football, there will be some people, and most of them are males, who will comment “you’re a boy and you don’t like football? For heaven’s sake!” From this comment, it seems like football is somehow gendered, to be male sport. To be masculine, boy/man should love, or just like football.

Football is gendered. Yes, sport which is supposed to be genderless is gendered. Football is a man. Football’s gendering is constructed through some points. First, it is constructed by the players. In football there are twenty two males on the field. The players quite often meet the standard of masculine man. They have the ‘Greek God’s’ body with six (or even eight) packs an…

SUSI Memory - A Glimpse of Our Activities

Hey folks. here is a video about my activities in US during SUSI Program two months ago (God it still feels like yesterday) !!! The video is created by my friend, Jessica Angkasa, a brilliant International Relations student from Pelita Harapan University in Jakarta. Thanks for making this great video Jess !!!