The first thing which crossed in my mind when i thought about Indonesian women is an Indonesian women who are proud to have golden brown skin which becomes dream of millions of European women, to have refined personality, to have creativity to encounter various difficulties of life and to have willingness of sacrifice for the family. But, after i had observed Indonesian women around me, that stereotype of Indonesian Women changed into Indonesian Women who compete to be white as bleaching product models and to be beautiful as Revlon models who have long brown hair and use branded stuffs, The figure of high-consumptive lifestyle.
The social gap which is felt markedly in Indonesia is the main cause that makes Indonesian women afraid to be themselves. Frightening of the unfair judgment from society makes Indonesian Women tend to be follower of eventual trends which make them loose their personality. It is a shame if the potency of many Indonesian women is not developed only because they are not pretty, so they do not deserve to compete. If everyone lets the situation, it will male position of Indonesian women complicated in the free competition era that will be one of the challenges of the 21st century. Indonesian women will not have character and afraid to grow.
The answer of this problem is actually simple. We as the Indonesian women should be able to recognize ourselves and realize our rights and obligations. Knowing yourself means to try to learn what is the advantages of ourselves and to strive to develop our potency.
I proud to be Indonesian Women.