Friday, March 12, 2010


When I was high school, we celebrate it day with wore kebaya for girls.. and Batik for boys. But now, in my university we just wore our daily clothes that day.

At my Grandpa's house there's have a pic of Raden Ayu Kartini like these but in my grandpa's house that pic look more clear. FYI, for a long time in my childhood memories.. I think it my momma's picture. Honesty it's look same.. momma's face look like her. hahahahahhaha... then I know it's not..

In the era of Kartini, the late 19th century until the early 20th century, the women of this country do not gain a freedom in many ways. They are not allowed to obtain higher education as men have not even allowed to determine a husband who with him they will be life for a long time.

Even marriage, for her dream Kartini planned to follow the School Teachers in the Netherlands with the intention that she could become a better educator. Scholarship from the Dutch government has also been successfully obtained, but that desire is not met again since the ban parents. In order to prevent the disappearance, her parents had forced her to marry at that time with Raden Adipati Joyodiningrat, a regent in Rembang.

Obstacles do not dampen her spirits, even though the marriage. Even had been married, she still founded a school in the school next Rembang in Jepara is already established before marriage. What's she doing with the school and then followed by other women by establishing 'Kartini's School' in their respective places such as Semarang, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Malang, Madiun, and Cirebon.

Throughout his life, Kartini like to make a friendship. She has many good friends in the country and in Europe, especially from the Netherlands, a nation that was colonized Indonesia at that time. To his friends, he often poured out his heart about his desire to advance the country's women. To his friends that the Dutch she often writes letters expressing these ideals, about the equal rights of women and men.
After Kartini passed away, these letters were later collected and published into a book titled in Dutch Door Duisternis tot Licht. What is contained in the book is very influential in encouraging the progress of Indonesian women because the content of these writings have become a source of motivation for the struggle of Indonesian women in the future.

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