The G-Blog is a multi-faceted platform which aims to enrich the discourse surrounding the various intersectional gender issues in Malaysia by inviting the participation of all Malaysians, irrespective of gender identity, background or beliefs.
"The political core of any movement for freedom in society has to have the political imperative to protect free speech.” - bell hooks
A variety of opinions from across a spectrum of religious, cultural, political and ideological perspectives are welcome on the Blog in the spirit of promoting conversations surrounding gender issues in Malaysia.
There is a degree of formal politeness and courtesy that is expected from each writer, reader and visitor. Any article posted on the Blog may be responded to in a respectful manner. All engagement and contributions to the Blog and its social media sites will observe a set of rules of engagement to encourage constructive discourse.
Member of the community and young feminists are welcome to utilise this constantly-evolving, multi-faceted platform as a home for their articles and projects.
"You have to let people see what you wrote. It will never be perfect, but perfect is overrated. Perfect is boring." - Tina Fey
1. Let’s start with the basics – what is RUU355? RUU355 refers to Act 355 of the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 or Akta Mahkamah Syariah (Bidang Kuasa Jenayah) 1965 in Bahasa Malaysia. This is a short legislation, which determines the sentencing pow
The streets have always been a space in which my feet could move freely, but the rest of my being refrains from existing with comfort. Out on the street, where my consciousness of my physical form is heightened, I feel as if my skin and hair are too squeaky clean for
I was born and bred in a rural village in Sarawak, and I grew up a fun-loving, cheerful girl around my family. I loved wearing bright coloured shirts and skirts. Whatever my mother dressed me up in, I was the lively young girl who filled the family photo albums. I liked to m
"One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman."- Simone de Beauvoir
Suri is a feminist and a human rights activist, who believes in the equality of men, women and everything in between. Working with civil society, government and international organisations, her activism explores the intersections of gender with religion, race, culture, ability and sexuality.
Growing up to be told that she is not as attractive as her fair-skinned sisters and that she should wear modest colours, Em's life choices are almost always about defying stereotypes and making a political statement. Following that thought process, Emellia founded The G-Blog.
Shakirah works in the field of Education Technology and advocates for various causes through multiple platforms, including UndiMsia!, CREATE, Projek Layang-Layang and Young Women Making Change (Malaysia).
Fathanah is not your average university student. As a debater, she believes that language and communication are one of the most important tools in advocating for social justice. To escape her dull college routine, Fathanah delves in creative pursuits and the fight for gender equality.