Perspektif Gender Dalam Novel Kapak Karya Dewi Linggarsari

Fitria Fitria(1*),

(1) Kantor Bahasa Provinsi Jambi, Jalan Arif Rahman Hakim No.101, Telanaipura, Jambi
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


This research aims to analyze the gender perspective in Kapak, written by Dewi Linggarsari, by using feminist literary criticism.The gender perspective found in this novel is about the existence of both gender inequality and equality experienced by the female characters, i.e. Mika, Yemnen, and dr. Astrid. The gender inequality is obvious when women are considered as weak human beings; it causes subordination and violence. Meanwhile, gender equality can be found in women’s struggle against the oppression through custom rules and education. By having good education, women can fight against gender inequality in their environment. This proves that women are not weak human beings who always become the subjects of men’s violence. They can even give contributions and benefits to their surroundings or help other women who are being the victims of their husbands’ violence.

Key Words: gender inequality; gender equality; subordination; violence; education

Abstrak:
Tulisan ini mengkaji perspektif gender yang terdapat dalam novel Kapak (2005) karya Dewi Linggarsari dengan menggunakan kritik sastra feminis. Perspektif gender yang ditemukan adalah adanya ketidakadilan dan kesetaraaan gender yang dialami tokoh wanita Mika, Yemnen, dan dokter Astrid. Ketidakadilan gender terlihat saat wanita dianggap sebagai makhluk yang lemah, yang menyebabkan terjadinya subordinasi dan kekerasan. Sementara itu, kesetaraan gender terlihat dari adanya persamaan hak bagi kaum wanita dengan adanya aturan adat yang melindungi wanita dan pendidikan bagi wanita. Wanita bukanlah makhluk lemah yang hanya dijadikan korban kekerasan laki‐laki, melainkan makhluk yang kuat dan pemberani serta mampu membantu memperbaiki nasib kaum wanita yang menjadi korban kekerasan suaminya.

Keywords


ketidakadilan gender; kesetaraan gender; subordinasi; kekerasan; pendidikan

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24257/atavisme.v17i2.7.164-176

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