The “Dear Sisters” Who Can’t Hear the Time’s Up Alarm

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The “Dear Sisters” Who Can’t Hear the Time’s Up Alarm

Zere Kairbekova, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


“The clock has run out on sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace.” Or so claims the website of a movement started by a group of high-profile personas who might be living in a bubble that needs to be burst.

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Zere Kairbekova is a second-year Civil Engineering student at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. From Kazakhstan, she is an active person with a passion for yoga, swimming, and fitness. She is a member of the Hall Choir and International band, and enjoys reading classic English novels. As a writer, she loves being bold, expressive, persuasive, and getting her opinion across to an audience. Her future life goals prioritize happiness.



I have always thought of myself as a feminist, and for as long as I can remember, I’ve always found myself strongly opinionated if there was any unfairness when it comes to issues of gender. When Instagram posts about “Time’s up” caught my eye, I started researching the topic and formed a strong opinion about the movement. Upon receiving the feature article assignment in ELC-2011 Advanced English Reading and Writing Skills, I instantly knew what my topic would be. Since I was passionate about what I was writing, any challenges I had went unnoticed. My friends and my teacher Mr. Todd liked the idea of my article, which kept me inspired to further improve it. When I was finally happy with my article, I submitted it not imagining I would ever work on it again. That is – until I received an email from my teacher encouraging me to publish it. I have learned much while writing and editing this article, and my only hope is that my ideas could be food for thought for at least one Inscribe reader.