As if the fact that we’re in the midst of a global pandemic isn’t enough – this weird rebellious nature of not wearing a piece of cloth should be the last thing we have to worry about.
Baru-baru ini Menteri Koordinator Bidang Pembangunan dan Kebudayaan, Muhadjir Effendy mengeluarkan pernyataan bahwa universitas perlu lebih banyak mencetak lulusan bidang sains. Pandangan yang sama juga dikemukakan tahun lalu oleh mantan Menristekdikti, Mohamad Nasir.
Basis argumen dari perspektif ini adalah bahwa lulusan ilmu alam jumlahnya kalah banyak dari lulusan ilmu sosial, dan kondisi ini tidak sesuai dengan ‘kebutuhan industri’. Pernyataan ini membuat saya geleng-geleng kepala, dan saya yakin saya tidak sendirian.
Taking a Business Ethics class in my college years was a monumental moment to say the least. It opened my eyes on how wicked modern civilization is towards the environment. I felt utter shame and guilt to the point where I couldn’t even look at the water bottle I bought before the class in front of me. As I threw it away, I pledged that it would be my last ever plastic bottle I would ever use in my life. Lol.
The first time I remember hating the colour of my skin I was 9. I remember being called out as dark-skinned – ‘hitam’ as it’s said in Indonesian – by my fellow students.
The whole intention of Abstract Column isn’t just to have “an abstract column” that shows “random bits of information” here and there.
If you’ve been actively surfing social media and keeping tabs on the latest happenings from these past couple of months, we can both probably agree that 2020 has been an “eventful” year to say the very least. That being said, keeping up with the latest happenings gets super exhausting after a while. In this year alone, we pretty much went from rampant bush fires, the possibility of an all-out war, riots, a global pandemic, even more lies in politics (never a surprise), and even the apparent rise of institutional racism. The world is practically falling apart as we know it, but here’s a short piece on staying sane in the craziest of times.