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  1. 1. Introduction to Katie Created Produced And Edited by Katie
  2. 2. Where did she come from? <ul><li>Born in Murray, Kentucky </li></ul><ul><li>Lived most of her life in Frazee, Minnesota </li></ul><ul><li>Prefers the country living over the city life </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where is she now? <ul><li>Living in West Fargo </li></ul><ul><li>A junior at MSUM </li></ul><ul><li>Majoring in Biochemistry and Biotechnology </li></ul>JUNIOR
  4. 4. Enough about that… Women in Indonesian Society
  5. 5. A Quote... <ul><li>THE stereotypical, traditional role of the Eastern woman goes thus: She is the stalwart of the household, deeply pious, succumbing to the unquestioned authority of her husband, and sacrificing everything for the children. She is a demure wife, great cook, endless source of maternal wisdom. </li></ul><ul><li>Abdul Razak Ahmad </li></ul><ul><li>Malaysian Daily </li></ul><ul><li>New Straits Times </li></ul><ul><li>29 December 1998 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Women’s Role <ul><li>In a book by Walter L. Williams, “Javanese Lives,” it is explained that women in Indonesia (also known as Java) were expected, required even, to work outside the home and be a mother to her children. Williams accounts that since women in this society are expected to work outside the home, the tend to bring in more money than the man of the house. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Business <ul><li>Because of this women tend to have control over the family finances and have significant economic power Williams explains. Women also have decision-making power because of this fact. The control that women have, writes Williams, often caused internal conflict against the traditional ideal of Islam that men should be head of the household. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Factory Work <ul><li>Though in general Diane Wolf, in her book “Factory Daughters,” agrees that women in Indonesia had a high status and more freedom than traditionally imagined, however her description of factory work for the poorer women seems contradictory. It is stated that women workers were exploited and their health and safety were held in low regard in an effort to keep them under control. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Marriage <ul><li>In Indonesia, as in many other Eastern countries, marriages are arranged. The divorce rate is surprisingly about the same as that in the U.S.. However Williams states that in today’s society the younger generation has been influenced by the Western idea of falling in love and marrying for love. He estimates that the divorce rate will increase as young people let go of Islamic traditions. </li></ul>
  10. 10. And So… <ul><li>With the short tidbit of information presented, one could conclude that the depressing tone and ill treatment of women in Indonesia likely comes from the stories of the lower class of society. It has been found that women in Indonesia are actually of high importance in the family both for motherhood, and financial stability. Interest lies in further studies of Indonesian society. </li></ul>