Unpublished forum letter: Sexual Violence When Out Dancing

Unpublished forum letter: Sexual Violence When Out Dancing

Posted On: August 4, 2014

I sent this forum letter to The Straits Times on 17 June 2014 and it has been remained unpublished as oh 4 Aug 2014 so I am reproducing it below. I am writing in response to the horrific story titled “Woman disfigured after rejecting man’s advances at Clarke Quay club” as reported on AsiaOne on […]

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My Speech at SlutWalk Singapore

Posted On: December 19, 2012

My speech at the second SlutWalk Singapore held at Hong Lim Park on Saturday 15 Dec 2012. Two days ago, I went dancing with two of my friends at Clarke Quay. Now there are people who go dancing for different reasons: some of them to make new friends, some of them, they’re just looking for […]

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Support SlutWalk Singapore 2012

Posted On: December 12, 2012

*BECAUSE WE’VE HAD ENOUGH* from SlutWalkSG on Vimeo. SlutWalk Singapore 2012 Main Event! We are proudly taking a stand against sexual violence and the bully tactics of victim-blaming, as we are tired of being oppressed by slut-shaming; of being judged by our sexuality and feeling unsafe as a result. We recognize that we need to […]

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9 More Things I Wish I Learned In Sex Ed – Part 2 of 4

Posted On: February 8, 2012

The only sexuality education I received in secondary school (or high school in the U.S.) was in the form of annual school talks presented by pharmaceutical companies promoting sanitary pads or tampons (depending where they were from). The boys got to first jeer at us, as they went out to play in the sun. We, […]

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Sexual Consent: Women who don’t know how to say no

Posted On: January 2, 2012

This article first appeared on PublicHouse.sg. This is part four of a four-part series on sexual consent. The other pieces can be found here: Sexual consent: When no is no; Sexually Confused: When No is a Game; and No Go: Too Drunk to Consent. In early December, paparazzi pictures of 19-year-old Hong Kong starlet, Rose […]

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No go – too drunk to consent

Posted On: December 22, 2011

This article first appeared on PublicHouse.sg. During the presentation “Promoting Consent, Preventing Coercion” by AWARE as part of SlutTalk on Saturday 3 December, I shared for the first time, how years ago, a male friend rebuffed me when I suggested we went clubbing. Me: “Hey, we should go clubbing together one of these days!” His […]

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Sexually confused – when no is a game

Posted On: December 13, 2011

This article first appeared on PublicHouse.sg. As a follow up to an earlier piece “Sexual Consent: When no is really no“, I would like to discuss when the act of saying no is actually a game women play; or, when no is actually a heavily coded yes. When I first read this piece “No” Means […]

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Sexual consent – When no is really no

Posted On: December 12, 2011

This article first appeared on PublicHouse.sg. Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about what sexual consent means. As part of SlutWalk Singapore, a fringe event entitled, “Silence Does Not Mean Consent”, was held on Sunday 27 November. AWARE, Singapore’s only gender-equality advocacy group, released two information leaflets: “What is consent?”, as well as […]

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SlutWalk is not about Sluts

Posted On: December 9, 2011

This article first appeared on the Good Vibrations Magazine. As a sexologist in Singapore, I am interested in all news related to sex and sexuality; I’m also subscribed to the news feeds of fellow sexuality educators around the world. When I first read about the outrage of Canadian activists following the suggestion of Constable Michael […]

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Teen Dating Abuse

Posted On: August 14, 2010

Teen Dating Abuse Survivors Everyone has a right to a safe and healthy relationship. Unfortunately, one in three teenagers is a victim of abuse, from being yelled at or put down to being physically assaulted. The safe space is a project sponsored by Break the Cycle. Friends Don’t Let Friends Be Abused Teen Dating Bill […]

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Your Finger was up in the Air

Posted On: April 9, 2010

You get the some of the sex negative news from middle East. A British couple is appealing a jail sentence that they received for sharing a passionate kiss in a Dubai restaurant. Another British couple was sentenced to three months in jail in 2008 for having sex on a Dubai beach. Now an alleged obscene […]

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Singapore: 9% of Women have Faced Abuse

Posted On: February 7, 2010

A random poll of about 2,000 women aged between 18 and 69 found about 9 per cent had experienced some form of violence in their lifetime – significantly lower than their counterparts in the Czech Republic, Australia and the Philippines. The International Violence Against Women Survey, developed by global bodies including the UN Interregional Crime […]

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