The Women Who Used Tattoos to Save Themselves From Sexual Slavery
During Japanese occupation, thousands of Southeast Asian women were forced to serve as sex workers. But on one tiny island in Indonesia, local women resisted by heavily tattooing themselves. VICE traveled to meet the last tattooed women of Timor.
Inside the 'Magic Mike' Club for Dominant Lesbian Dancers
City of Doms, a striptease cruise that features both femme and aggressive dancers (à la 'Magic Mike'), has been making waves on the lesbian circuit for a few years.
Heaven and Hell: Indonesia’s Battle Over Polygamy
In Indonesia, a new front is fighting to popularize polygamy, a controversial practice, even in this Muslim-majority nation. VICE travels to West Java to meet the people behind this movement.
Mamah Dedeh Is the Badass Muslim Preaching Mom of Indonesia
For Ramadan, VICE tagged along with a group of middle-aged Indonesian housewives on their trip to see a badass fellow mom and Muslim preacher, Mamah Dedeh, in action.
VICE Guide to Film
Headhunting With Indonesia's Special Effects Wizard
VICE's Katyusha Methanisa meets the movie effects pro behind "Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts."
Meet China's 'Leftover Women'
During Mao's reign, ambitious women in China were idolized. Today, unmarried women are denounced as "leftovers".