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I Loved You

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I loved you To the point of madness To the point of suffocation Till i No longer am in love with life Till i Know no more of myself Till i Am able to look at you again And said “Fuck off”
Balikpapan, Monday Jan 18th 2016  8.43 AM

Comparative Analysis on Political Economy Development in Indonesia (during Soeharto’s regime) and Singapore (during Lee Kwan Yew’s regime)

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Raditya Putranti Darningtyas International Relations, Universitas Gadjah Mada Government and Politics of South East Asia Finals Essay Assignment:

            Indonesia has experienced its major economic development during Soeharto’s regime.[1] After previous leader Soekarno infamously rejected foreign aid by telling United States to “go to hell with your aid”[2] and opted for a more nationalistic economy approach, Soeharto’s regime decide to differentiate itself by allying with the West in the cold war thus resulting into Western states granting Indonesia with a massive aid package. With the limitless availability of foreign aid, policy reform to open up foreign direct investment, and access to utilize resources that had previously been nationalized, Soeharto was able to bring Indonesia’s economy out of crisis post 1965 Coup, brought about rapid economic growth and overall development on our political economy. Meanwhile, Singapore who suffered the similar problem of lacking infrastructu…

Global Gag Rules; A Case of Mansplaining in International Relations

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Raditya Putranti Darningtyas  International Relations, Universitas Gadjah Mada Gender and Politics Studies : Mansplaining
"As long as you live you'll never see a photograph of 7 women signing legislation about what men can do with their reproductive organs. " Martin Belam
        The term ‘mansplaining’ has raised several definitions in gender discourse. In my essay, I will define mansplaining as the act of explaining without regard to the fact that the explainee knows more than the explainer, often done by a man to a woman in a condescending manner. This condescending manner may result from overconfidence and cluelessness that is often possessed by a man when they want to assert their superiority over their female counterparts. One example of mansplaining in International Relations would be the reinstatement of global gag rule or New Mexico Policy by US President Donald Trump’s administration. Global Gag Rule withholds USAid funding from any overseas family planning organiz…