By Hannah Azlan
Last weekend, we celebrated the superwomen in our lives – mothers, grandmothers, and maternal figures. Looking at them, we know how much they’ve done for us and the way they’ve raised us. We know it wasn’t easy.
Now, you could argue that women have it better these days – we’re afforded more rights and generally, more equality than the generations before us. That being said, there’s always those invisible rules that bind us – societal expectations, gender constructs, etcetera ad nauseum.
Our friends over at Viddsee pointed us in the direction of this video, a sweet song by Singaporean singer-songwriter Tanya Chua that talks about these expectations and how they’re enforced from an early age. Whether it’s the trope that girls belong in the kitchen or that they shouldn’t play sports, the modern woman can challenge and subvert these expectations in order to change things.
Check out the short film, we’ve linked it above. On that note, are there any uniquely Malaysian expectations for women? Send in your thoughts!