Research Article

Sexual Politics in Fiksimini: Analysis of Feminist Critical Discourse


  • Arini Vika Sari Postgraduate Student, Indonesian Language and Literature Education, Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia
  • Wiyatmi Wiyatmi Postgraduate Lecturer, Faculty of Language and Arts, Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia


This study aims to describe the sexual politics in fiksimini by using feminist critical discourse analysis. This research is a qualitative descriptive study that uses @fiksimini account during January-February 2020 on Twitter as the data source. The research data used is sexual politics discourse contained in literary worksfiksimini which has a total of 267 data with 44 topicsfiksimini. Data collection techniques are conducted by reading and recorded in the data cards. The data collection instrument was the researcher himself (human instrument) using Kate Millett's sexual politics parameters. Data analysis technique in this study used semantic and pragmatic equivalents in analyzing work fiksimini containing sexual politics in fiksimini. The data analysis stage is carried out by the work step of literature research, namely studying libraries related to research objects by reading, taking notes, and interpreting references related to research objects. The results showed that there are six forms of sexual politics contained in fiksimini, namely: sexual slavery, women's domestic work, control of women, abuse of sexuality, rape, projecting women and negotiations conducted by female characters in the story. Sexual politics contained in fiksimini is 80% written by male writers who recount the power of patriarchy. The ideology seen from writing about sexual politics shows that writers use male and female characters emerging from social classes, institutions of marriage, and free sex. The female characters narrated by the fiksimini writers still place women as inferior beings who are in the power of superior patriarchy.

Article information


International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation

Volume (Issue)

4 (2)





How to Cite

Vika Sari, A., & Wiyatmi , W. . (2021). Sexual Politics in Fiksimini: Analysis of Feminist Critical Discourse. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation, 4(2), 111–119.



Feminist critical discourse, sexual politics, fiksimini, Kate Millett, fourth wave