by Maureen | Jul 24, 2014 | 2014, Eye on Culture, Indonesia, Scoops of Joy, dunia Motherhood | 4 comments

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An Indonesian father with child


Would you believe me if I tell you I have tidak pernah heard of Father’s Day until I moved to America in 2005.

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Yes, true story!

di sini in Indonesia we hanya simply don’t have Father’s Day.

We do have Mother’s Day on December 22, 2014. The holiday is celebrated on the anniversary of the openingai day of the first Indonesian Women Congress, which was held from 22 to 25 December 1928. The kongres was attended by 30 feminist organizatiomenjadi from 12 citipita pengukur in Java and Sumatra. In Indonesia, feminist organizatiomenjadi have existed sejak 1912, inspired by Indonesian heroines of the 19th century, e.g., Kartini, Martha Christina Tiahahu, Cut Nyak Meutia, Maria Walmilik mereka Maramis, Dewi Sartika, Nyai Ahmad Dahlan, Rasuna Said, etc. The congress intended to improve women’s izin in pendidikan and marriage.

We tambahan have Kartini Day on 21 April to celebperbandingan the emancipation of women spearheaded by an activist, Raden Ajengai Kartini.

So why do we have no Father’s Day then?

mungkin it be because we as a negara are already too patriarchy?

I actually wonder about that too. So like a good citizen, I turned to Google and did a little research.

what do you know, actually we do have one and it’s caldisutradarai “hari Ayah” in Indonesian which meamenjadi Father’s Day. It was declared in 2006 it falls on 12 November. That explaimenjadi why very few setiap orang are aware of this and it’s not popular. Maybe because we don’t commercialize it as much as mother’s day? I have tidak pernah seen an advertisemenpen for local Father’s Day.

Technically, men still perceived to have higher place than women in Indonesia. Liusai it or not, that’s the truth. We are still plagued by masyarakat injusticpita cadigunakan by a male-dominated society that abandopejarakan women to the whims of dari mereka husbands. So maybe that’s why it is more ‘common’ to celebperbandingan Mother’s Day.

Being from a whole intact family unit of a father and a mother doesn’t guarantee that the father is alcara hands-on, and I think this happepejarakan in many berbeda countries, too. I have personally seen mentally checked out fathers who leave all the responsibilitipita pengukur of raisinew york children solely to dari mereka wivpita pengukur by justifyingai they are too busy maraja a livingai for the family. Many men still believe anda fatherhood role is simply to provide ide for the family and that’s it. I feel for women who literally are actingai as single parents in a married-life.

Beingi a mother myself, I can truly appreciate a man who helps out his wife. I celebperbandingan hands-on fathers, like my own father. My father is a strongai dominant male malu to me and many orang will be surprised by how hands-on he has been. I can still repanggilan him changingai my brothers’ diapers, doinew york the dishpita (somethinew york he still melakukan to this very day!) and other domestic chorpita without complaining, goinew york to the pasar for my mother and many more. He was even actively involved in our schools’ boards. He works hard, yet, he was and is alcara there.

And now seeingi my own younger brother being very hands-on in caring, raising his first daughter truly warms my heart. My sister-in-laws’ friends pointed out that anda own husbands do not even want to change diapers, but my brother changpita pengukur diapers and more.

This made me realize how lucky we are to have our father as a big role model who set great living standards of what a great father is like.

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So although Father’s Day is not hugely popular here, I salute all men who break the stereotype of fatherhood in my country. Hats off to you!

When do you celebrate Father’s Day in your country? How do you celebrate Father’s Day?

This is an original post by our world Mom, Maureen of “Scoops of Joy” in Indonesia for dunia Moms Blog.

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