Ethical issues of gender equality in Khalieqy’s Perempuan Berkalung Sorban

Muniroch, Sri and Naufina, Nurin (2019) Ethical issues of gender equality in Khalieqy’s Perempuan Berkalung Sorban. Presented at Annual International Conference on Language, Literature, and Media, Malang, Indonesia.


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This paper examines the ethical issues and struggles for gender equality of the main character in Perempuan Berkalung Sorban. It focuses on several selected quotations in the novel that represent struggles and ethical issues of gender equality. The study is under the scope of ethical criticism and discusses the ethical ideas on the life of Muslim women by challenging the thorough explanation of three terms, that is, ethics, women, and Islam that relate to each other on the discussion of ethics of gender and women in Islam. Through this research, a number of struggles are revealed. Namely, the struggle for financial independence for woman, struggle against gender biased activities, struggle against women’s stereotypes, struggle for equality in domestic affairs, struggle for education, struggle for objection to unfair treatments, struggle for gender equality awareness, struggle for expressing Anisa’s love, struggle for expressing Samsudin’s torture upon Anisa and struggle for advocating women’s right. Correspondingly, several ethical issues are revealed in the process of the main character’s struggle for gender equality as in, marital violence, domestic violence, subjugation of women and male domination. Thus, this research aims to offer such ideas in respect of unveiling the ethical issues of gender equality.

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Keywords: ethical issues; woman; Islam; gender
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Sri Muniroch
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2023 13:24


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