“Midwife/Nurse-Uniformed Man” Romance Trend: The Internalization of Patriarchal Values and the Relevance of Post-New Order State Ibuism
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- Feminism, Critical Discourse Analysis, Gender Stereotypes, Midwife/Nurse-Uniformed Man Romance Trend
Recently, the Indonesian public discourse has been stirred up by the stereotypes of midwives and nurses who are obsessed with having romantic relationships with army personnel or police officers (collectively known as “uniformed men”). Pre-wedding photographs of midwife/nurse-uniformed man couples are often ridiculed by Internet users, and discussions about the stereotypes have become sources of debate on social media. Considering that midwives, nurses, army personnel, and police officers are all gendered occupations, this raises questions about the possible gender roots behind the phenomenon and its meaning on the reality of women’s existence in Indonesia. This paper aims to investigate the effect of these stereotypes on the prevalence of patriarchal values in Indonesian society. By dissecting the basic ideas behind the common stereotypes associated with midwives/nurses and army personnel/police officers, this study finds that the romance trend between midwives/nurses and the “uniformed men” is a reflection of the greater issue of gender power imbalance, namely state ibuism. Even though state ibuism is a legacy of the New Order, it remains a symbol of the reality where gender is a means of objectification, construction, and suppression of women’s identity to preserve patriarchy in Indonesia.
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TY - CONF AU - Averil Khalisha Paramesti PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/03 TI - “Midwife/Nurse-Uniformed Man” Romance Trend: The Internalization of Patriarchal Values and the Relevance of Post-New Order State Ibuism BT - Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 587 EP - 591 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.102 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201201.102 ID - Paramesti2020 ER -