Even if it Takes Decades: Reimagining Myanmar’s Feminist Future

After decades of continuous struggle, feminist values now play a crucial role in the democratisation process of Myanmar. In this comic, Thet Wai takes us to visit the struggle of feminist movements amidst the ingrained sexism in Myanmar. This episode tells us that a feminist democratic future is always worth hoping for.

Footnotes
  1.  http://www.mwaf.org.mm/en/
  2.  https://burmacampaign.org.uk/media/License_to_rape.pdf
  3.  This word has negative connotations in the Burmese language, hence the context here applied to negative impacts feminists have. The literal meaning is “to the edge” which we associate with the country’s religious philosophy on only the middle way works, and everything is bad when you hold views/opinions to one end (to the edge). 
  4. https://www.facebook.com/feminism.mm
  5. https://www.facebook.com/feministliteraturemm
  6. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064233575633
  7. https://purplefeminist.org/
  8. https://www.agipp.org/en/issuesthataffectwomensparti/national-strategic-plan-advancement-women
  9.  The CDM began in 2021 after the military coup in Myanmar. It’s a movement to disrupt and put a halt to the government’s functionality in all sectors such as healthcare, education and other service sectors. 
  10. https://www.frontiermyanmar.net/en/with-htamein-barricades-and-flags-protesters-launch-a-revolution-within-a-revolution/
  11.  A liberated area in Myanmar refers to those which are autonomous zones of non-state armed groups administration. A lot of students and CDMers fled to the different liberated areas across the country after the military in fear of persecution from the military for their pro-democracy movement. 
  12.  Personal communication, 2022. 
  13. https://www.facebook.com/m2wmyaung
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