Proceedings of the 6th Batusangkar International Conference, BIC 2021, 11 - 12 October, 2021, Batusangkar-West Sumatra, Indonesia

Research Article

Feminism and the Women's Carriage of the KRL Jabodetabek

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.11-10-2021.2319556,
        author={Richard Togaranta Ginting and Ni Made Ras Amanda Gelgel and Kadek Dwita Apriani},
        title={Feminism and the Women's Carriage of the KRL Jabodetabek},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 6th Batusangkar International Conference, BIC 2021, 11 - 12 October, 2021, Batusangkar-West Sumatra, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={BIC},
        year={2022},
        month={8},
        keywords={feminism; train cars; public transportation modes; krl jabodetabek},
        doi={10.4108/eai.11-10-2021.2319556}
    }
    
  • Richard Togaranta Ginting
    Ni Made Ras Amanda Gelgel
    Kadek Dwita Apriani
    Year: 2022
    Feminism and the Women's Carriage of the KRL Jabodetabek
    BIC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.11-10-2021.2319556
Richard Togaranta Ginting1,*, Ni Made Ras Amanda Gelgel1, Kadek Dwita Apriani1
  • 1: Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Udayana University, Bali, Indonesia
*Contact email: richardtogaranta@unud.ac.id

Abstract

Since October 2012, the Jabodetabek Electric Rail Train (KRL) has started to implement a policy for women-only carriages or Women's Special Trains (KKW). The purpose of holding this carriage or KKW is to reduce the number of sexual harassment against women that often occurs in public transportation modes, especially trains. This paper is a descriptive study by trying to reveal the meaning of gender equality in the Special Train for Women (KKW). Speaking of history, previously in England there had been train carriages dedicated to women through the Metropolitan Rainway in 1874, then in Japan women-only carriages on trains were intended as an effort by the government to stop sexual harassment, trains were labeled with sticker a pinkfemale symbol. This paper highlights gender equality which has become a controversy when there is special treatment for female passengers, some feminist activists consider this a mistake because there is a lot of discomfort for women themselves.