Stories About ‘Women’

The following stories talk about the subject ‘Women’.

White Women and Indonesian Memories

Monday, October 1st, 2012, by . 34 Comments

Expat D.C. Guy returns to the States, and western women, and bemoans the loss of the sultry pleasures of Jakarta and its womenfolk.


Gender Jihad

Friday, November 18th, 2011, by . 10 Comments

An intelligent young woman on the discourse and interplays of how things are constituted and gendered.


Hot Air Hostesses

Friday, October 28th, 2011, by . 41 Comments

On the legal, economic, cultural and political issues of hot versus frumpy air hostesses.


Educated Woman’s Lament

Friday, October 21st, 2011, by . 34 Comments

The conundrum of a feminist woman seeking love, and the dismal male specimens on offer.


The Retreat IV: Conclusion

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011, by . 55 Comments

‘The Retreat’ by J. Eijkelboom, Part IV, the Conclusion, continued from Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.


The Retreat III

Friday, September 23rd, 2011, by . 9 Comments

‘The Retreat’ by J. Eijkelboom, Part III. Continued from parts 1 and 2.


The Retreat II

Monday, September 19th, 2011, by . 2 Comments

‘The Retreat’ by J. Eijkelboom, Part II, continued from Part 1.


The Retreat by J. Eijkelboom

Thursday, September 15th, 2011, by . 87 Comments

Jan Eijkelboom was trained in England to 'fight against the Japs' but, as it happened, he was drafted to fight in the Indies when the Japanese had long gone. He arrived in Java in the middle of 1947 and served there as a sergeant for 2 1/2 years. In later life he functioned, inter alia, as editor of the renowned/notorious Amsterdam student paper "Propria Cures" and the leftist weekly "Vrij Nederland". Apart from his journalistic activities he has published about half a dozen bundles of poetry. I have translated here his 'short' story "The Retreat" ("De Terugtocht") that was first published in 1953 in the literary magazine "Libertinage". It is rather a long "short story" and this is only the first part. Two or three more are to follow.


Upper & Lower Body Pride

Monday, July 25th, 2011, by . 128 Comments

Indonesia ranks at the bottom for both womanly upper body pride and its manly lower counterpart.


A Pre-War “Mixed” Marriage

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011, by . 17 Comments
Willem Walraven & Family in Indonesia

I have translated part of a story entitled "The Clan" in which Willem Walraven tells us about his Indonesian in-laws. In the part I have translated we are told how he met his Sundanese wife Itih.


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