On Being an Ambitious Woman

Posted December 28, 2013 Avatar Carrisa Tehputri

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Rumor has it that people around me have been talking about the fact that I am, (from their perspective) ambitious- looking. I participated in plenty of competitions and achievements a lot, and I cannot live more than 2 months without actively participating in an event or competition. As an ignorant person, I do not want to really stress over the fact that they are calling me ambitious or that they are talking about me behind my back, because, hey, it is obviously beneficial for me....


Why Education Matters When You are Wearing a Skirt

Posted July 17, 2013 Avatar Carrisa Tehputri

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“Our watan is now known as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. These are the laws that we will enforce and you will obey. All citizens must pray five times a day. If it is prayer time and you are caught doing something other, you will be beaten. All men will grow their beards. The correct length is at least one clenched fist beneath the chin. If you do not abide by this, you will be beaten. All boys will wear turbans. Boys in grade one through six will wear black turbans, higher grades will we...


Why The Hate?

Posted May 21, 2013 Avatar Carrisa Tehputri

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May 17th in 1990 was the day when homosexuality was removed from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1990. I am not sure if it was a mere coincidence or if it really was the reason of celebrating IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) today- but that was just something I would like to share to my readers in case some of you still believe that homosexuality/bisexuality/transsexuality are diseases: they aren't. I am not a S...


Teach Them From Early Age That Smoking Kills

Posted September 11, 2012 Avatar Carrisa Tehputri

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The act of smoking has been an issue and controversy globally. It has been estimated that there are more than 1.3 billion smokers worldwide, with around 82 percent residing in low and middle-income countries. In people over age 30, smoking accounts for one in every five deaths among men and one in every 20 deaths among women globally (data source: ash fact sheets). So many people regret smokers choice to smoke cigarettes; a conscience act of taking a step closer to death, while on the other hand...


Save Orangutans

Posted August 31, 2012 Avatar Carrisa Tehputri

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Have you heard about those facts saying that Indonesia is the world's fastest forest destroyer? That every second Indonesia loses the forest area of a soccer field? Just like most of you, at first I thought they are all overrated. Until one day I went to Medan by plane and I happened to look outside the window during flight when the plane was flying above Sumatera, and I witnessed by my own eyes that there was a big, brown hole in the middle of thin green area. Illegal logging. A tricky way to...


To Love or Not to Love

Posted August 30, 2012 Avatar Carrisa Tehputri

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I believe in paternal state. That the government has the authority and power to intrude personal rights and freedoms as long as the citizens don't/can't consent-which is why I personally support the government's policy of forbidding underage children to have sex or their policy which forces children to go to school, since I personally believe that people who are young or perhaps cognitively incapable cannot consent to certain activities and therefore do not have the freedom to engage in them. B...


We Are Young

Posted August 13, 2012 Avatar Carrisa Tehputri

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Very little amount of teenager are aware that they can make a change, that their countries future is on the palm of their hand, that the world peace or any other goal of humankind are relied on their shoulder. most of their vision are blunt by the smoke of cigarettes or pots, the blossoming minds which should have been filled by bright ideas and inspirations are filled by hilarious imagination caused by mushrooms or other kind of drugs instead, most of the days which should have been spent to g...


Respecting Your or My Right?

Posted August 13, 2012 Avatar Carrisa Tehputri

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I've been living my whole life in a city called Denpasar, a part of Bali island, Indonesia. Maybe some of you ever heard about the place I live, either because of its culture or because of the Bali Bombing tragedy which happened 10 years ago. Indonesia has the worlds largest moslem population, where about 88% percent of our population are following Islam. This is more than 150 million people-which means that they are indeed the minority. In Islam, Bulan Ramadhan or Ramadhan month is a very sa...


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    17 year old Indonesian. An avid reader who finds it entertaining to pour her thoughts through words and speeches. Currently a law student at the University of Indonesia and formerly a parliamentary debater. Find me on twitter: @CarrisaTeh Find me on facebook: Carrisa Tehputri I blog too: http://carrisateh.blogspot.com


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