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One of these things is not like the other

In the recent abortion debate, the battle lines have been drawn between feminists and everyone else. In my view, this is a false dichotomy. It is possible to be pro-life and a feminist. These two ideologies are not, and have never been … Continue reading

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Let’s Redefine Feminism… For Good

Feminism has gone through so many makeovers that it’s hard to pin down exactly what it means. Back in the good old days, feminism meant raising the social status of women to that of men in the workplace, home and … Continue reading

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Women Belong in the House (and Supreme Court)

THIS is something to celebrate. The percentage of women in Singapore’s Parliament is better compared to a decade ago and it is more important to anchor political representation on meritocracy rather than impose gender quotas, Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of … Continue reading

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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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Honour Thy (Feminist) Mother

The Sunday Times featured an article by Rachel Chang entitled “Feminism means making your own choices” (14 July 2013). The author laments how women of this generation are failing to cast off the shackles of yesterday and march shoulder-to-shoulder with older … Continue reading

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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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Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815 – 1902)

Prominent American writer, social activist, suffragist and abolitionist.

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