Tag Archives: AWARE

7 THINGS AWARE IS UNAWARE OF, AS SHOWN BY THIS GAFFE

AWARE’s logic means that anything that one unique group cannot receive, the other group should not receive it either, ie, if women who cannot get conscripted and become NSmen and access additional benefits, then NSmen should not have these benefits either. If we apply this across the rest of society, we should dismantle the Pioneer Generation package. We should also stop subsidising healthcare costs for ObGyn, maternity and even prostate treatments. No need for a Women’s Charter, since there is no Men’s Charter.

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DEREK LOW: STOP THE ABUSE OF WOMAN CHARTER!

The Charter was enacted in the 1960s to protect the many housewives who were supported by their husbands. But times have changed. Our Government has encouraged women to join the workforce to be independent and contribute to nation building.I urge Singapore's modern women to take pride in who they are, what they do and the effort they have put into their marriages. But when the marriage fails, they ought to be logical and sensible, instead of making unreasonable demands under the outdated Charter.

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Maintenance not an unalloyed right of women: Judge

His comments came in decision grounds released yesterday explaining why he rejected a woman's $120,000 maintenance claim from her former spouse after their 10-year marriage ended in 2012. He noted the idea for women to seek maintenance evolved out of the 1961 Women's Charter that was passed to protect women when many were housewives supported by their husbands. But this was "yoked to an old attitude that should be changed", he said. "If it were to continue even where the protection is no longer needed, it might lead to the suppression of women in the name of chivalry."

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Female model and AWARE enters fray over “Sexist” SAFRA Ad

The female model who appears in Safra's controversial advertisement said she does not find it sexist, even as women's rights group Aware condemned the ad. Ms Fiona Teo, 26, told MyPaper yesterday that "it's very normal to look at people in the gym", and added that she thought the ad showed a "sense of humour". The controversy brewed online over the weekend, after a woman posted a picture of the ad on Safra's Facebook page on Friday, complaining that it was disrespectful to women. It shows two men working out at a gym ogling an attractive woman - Ms Teo - behind her back. This was slammed by some netizens as degrading to women.

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