Category Archives: Social Justice

24-weeks to save a world

“Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.” (Talmud) Recently, there was a series of articles published in the Straits … Continue reading

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Little India Riots: Chaos Again After 40 Years of Calm

I can’t believe a riot has happened in Singapore. Police cars being toppled, an ambulance set on fire, smashing of windows of a bus, mobs attacking each other and the authorities. The last riot we had was in the 1964 … Continue reading

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When men go astray

I refer to the article “Consider harsher penalties to deter paid underage sex” (23 September 2013) by Seah Leong Khai. While I agree with the author that punishment for paid underage sex should be made more severe to ensure effective … Continue reading

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Migrant Workers’ Centre opens second help centre in Geylang

This is really awesome news! Goodness knows we need more of these kind of services among the ever-growing migrant community in Singapore. From the volunteers who went about distributing free masks during the terrible haze period to kind souls who … Continue reading

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Future Generations Will Look Back With Disgust

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Women Deserve Better

The behaviour of AWARE in recent years has caused me rethink my position on feminism. When I was younger, I naïvely thought all feminist groups were filled with courageous women (and men!) who were willing to stand up for the rights … Continue reading

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Mother Teresa (1910 – 1997)

Founder of the Missionaries of Charity, winner of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize

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Feminism in Singapore Requires Radical Redirection

My friend and I had a discussion about the focus of modern day liberal feminism and we both agree that it has strayed too far from its original roots. Instead of promoting equal rights and opportunities for women, AWARE has … Continue reading

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