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Haunted by the oppression of our women

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When I went to see Women of Asia last Saturday, I knew I was going to see a play that deals with the bonds that bind Asian women together. Shackles, perhaps, is a more accurate word. 

I went not because I wanted to explore what women endure under the same yoke of patriarchy that tells women to be sacrificing mothers, selfless wives and dutiful daughters.

Nor did I want to take fresh look at the system which drives a wedge between women with its "bad girl, good girl" dogma, and punishes women who fail to meet the good-girl roles with self-tormenting guilt.

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