Sex News in Asia – 10/10/11
- Women appear on India Inc’s radar. Corporate India, facing a looming talent crunch, is reversing historical gender discrimination against women in a concerted drive to augment their female headcount. Companies are not only bringing in more women, they are also trying to retain the existing lot in novel and more proactive ways. A recent study by the Chennai-based FLEXI Careers India, which sources only women executives, suggests that diversity hiring intent among leading companies has gone up by almost 500 percent since last year.
- After all the fuss, the Abercrombie & Fitch Ad will be removed next week.
- One advocacy group, I Love Children, is using a softer approach to get more young people to change their mindsets about having children. It has produced a video to spread the word that one should not wait too long to start a family.
- Reverend Miak Siew’s interview with publichouse.sg on what it means to be a gay man in society. This is part 2 of his interview.
- Singaporean HIV-Positive Blood Donor Jailed For False Declaration
- Interview with AWARE Executive Director Corinna Lim on feminism.
- Yahoo! News: Will she be the next Annabel Chong? Singaporean Audrey Tan, the first Asian to be crowned Miss Erotica in an adult-themed contest in New Zealand, says she aspires to be a porn star. The 27-year-old, who lives in New Zealand, beat eight other contestants in a two-week public vote for the best nude model in New Zealand earlier this year. The competition was organised by events organiser Erotica Lifestyles Expo.
- Personal gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender stories in Singapore collected to mark Coming Out Day on 11 October
- Initiative against errant former spouses bears fruit. Of the 24 maintenance-default cases lodged with the bureau since the initiative was rolled out three months ago, six women have successfully got their errant former spouses to pay up.
- Malaysia mulls sex education to combat baby-dumping
- Commentary – Baby dumping: Sex education is the answer
- Divorce is like a skeleton sitting waiting to be discovered in the cupboard under the stairs. More and more Indonesians are having to live with such a skeleton as divorce rates soar.
- A religious teacher from a state high school in Madura, East Java, is likely to face sanctions after he was caught having sex with a married woman during Ramadan.
- Officials in Padang, West Sumatra, have closed a nightclub and arrested two woman following a striptease performance.
- More women in Jakarta are standing up to support one another and condemn sexual assault in the capital.
- Khemmikka Na Songkhla’s government-approved alternative beauty techniques include “breast-slapping” to enhance breast size and “buttock-slapping” to firm up the rear. Must watch this video!
- Sex workers should be treated the same as those in any other career, particularly in terms of safety and access to public services, says a researcher at Thammasat University’s faculty of political sciences.
- A 14-year-old girl has been forced by her mother to work as a masseuse by day and prostitute by night.
- Authorities scrambled to airlift condoms and other emergency health supplies to victims of Thailand’s worst floods in decades to prevent a feared surge in unplanned pregnancies.
- The US ambassador to the Philippines has apologised for his controversial remark that 40 percent of male tourists visit the country for sex.
- The Philippine government welcomes foreign tourists who are seeking “good, clean fun and excitement and not for “darker reasons.
- A 21-year-old sex fiend must have been scared out of his wits after his victim, a 10-year-old cousin crawled out of the grave he buried her, to haunt and make him pay for his gruesome crime in Cotabato City.
- A Chinese woman who had four children in Britain after being turned down for asylum claims she cannot be sent home because of communist state’s one child policy.
Disclaimer: Some of these media reports may portray sex and sexuality in a negative light. I am merely re-reporting them and may not always agree with the reports or opinions expressed.