Women's Resistance Against Patriarchy in the Novel Garis Perempuan by Sanie B. Kuncoro
Injustice to women has made feminists fight the threats and all the attachments they experience. With that, women are considered capable of presenting themselves as independent figures free from adversity. The novel Garis Perempuan is one of the feminist-themed works present in revealing the resistance of the four female characters. This novel by Sanie B Kuncoro was published in 2010. This novel is a literary work that reveals things related to the attachment of female characters named Ranting, Tawangsari, Gendhing and Zhang Mey with patriarchal culture and other threats they face. Research on the novel Garis Perempuan aims to describe the resistance of the four female characters against patriarchal domination. To achieve this goal, this study uses the theory of feminist literary criticism. This study shows that the four female characters managed to defend themselves and their virginity from the threat of a patriarchal culture that is contrary to themselves. With all their uniqueness, they can have an opinion and hold fast to their position as a form of appreciation for themselves as women.