Sex News in Asia – 12/5/11
- Photos from World AIDS Day including Asia
- The majority of the world’s trafficked people are in Southeast Asia, and about half of those are forced into sex work.
- On Sunday 4 December, four cities in Asia will hold SlutWalk, a rally against rape and sexual shaming: Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangalore (cancelled last minute “ see below) and Mumbai.
- We’re not about ‘the right to dress sexy’: Slutwalk organisers
- The police are letting SlutWalk, an anti-sexual violence event, be held on Sunday at Speakers’ Corner without a permit. Another one is here.
- Commentary about Kirsten Han: SlutWalk “ No need to get your knickers in a twist.
- The sheer volume of advertisements listed under Craigslist Singapore’s “Personals” section is insane; there are more than 2,000 ads just under one of the nine sub-sections for November.
- The announcement by the Law Minister that they would move to repeal Section 157(d) of the Evidence Act was the result of many small efforts. My role is documented here!
- 8 in 10 Singaporeans have work on their mind while on holiday
- Easing HIV stigma at workplaces
- S’poreans more accepting of HIV/AIDS sufferers now
- Treat those with HIV fairly, Action for Aids appeals
- 10-Year-Old Vanessa’s Secret: She’s HIV-Positive
- Just 12 per cent of newly-diagnosed cases were detected through voluntary testing last year, and more than half of these cases already had late-stage HIV infection when diagnosed.
- Two Charged With Failing to Tell Sex Partner of HIV Status
- Blog about World AIDS Day Singapore 2011 – Let’s Be Positive about People Living with HIV
- Singapore-born Berlin-based dancer/choreographer Ming Poon has just begun a two year artistic residency at the Substation and is seeking interviewees for a two-year project about people’s attitudes towards HIV and people with HIV.
- 2 men charged with paying a 16-year-old girl for sex
- The government is planning to set up a specialist agency for child protection to intensify efforts to support children of abuse. I assume this includes sexual abuse.
- Helping sex workers, fighting sex trafficking
- One in 10 men here have no sex, survey finds
- Local women ranked top 5 most unfaithful
- HOME to set up anti-human trafficking centre in S’pore
- Man, 60, jailed for sexual offences with boy
- In conjunction with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Friday, the Women Parliamentary Caucus held a campaign “Say No to Violence Against Women and Children” at KL Sentral. Another one is here.
- Special triage room for rape victims.
- Man ‘buys’ girl’s virginity, mum demands money to cover up
- Women-only cabs launched
- Women wise up to defend themselves
- As South Korea has grown richer, its total fertility rate has fallen to the lowest level in the industrialized world, from more than six babies per mother in 1960 to 1.15 today, far below the accepted replacement level of 2.
- Police permission for the SlutWalk Bangalore was withdrawn at the last minute (five hours ago). The reason given was concerns against a possible law and order situation, precipitated by complaints made by right-wing organizations (and others) against the walk. More on SlutWalk Singapore’s Facebook page.
- A Canadian porn star appearing in India’s biggest reality TV show is causing a stir in the mostly conservative country where sex is taboo and open displays of affection are still frowned upon.
- Travel agents and operators in India are gearing up to promote itself as a LGBT-friendly travel destination despite not getting any support from the Tourism Ministry.
- Dream of gender equality remains miles away
- Troubled Times for India’s ˜Sexy Theaters’
- Indonesian singer, Syahrini’s enthusiastic approach towards welcoming footballer David Beckham seemed to have rubbed others the wrong way.
- Intimate pre-wedding photos banned in western Indonesia
- Surabaya received some shocking news: Entrepreneurs have overtaken sex workers as the largest group of people who have contracted the deadly disease in the city.
- Indonesian Girl Barred From School in HIV Dispute Gets Support. Another story is here.
- Indonesia Considers Protection From HIV-Status Discrimination
- HIV Diagnosis Is No Longer a Death Sentence
- More than 1,000 gays, lesbians and transgenders have marched in the Philippine capital to demand equal rights and an end to discrimination, and more support for an AIDS program.
- The Philippines is struggling to deal with a worsening HIV-AIDS problem, with far too little money being spent on reversing a steady rise in infection rates
- China expects 48,000 new HIV cases this year
- HIV-positive men urge China Premier to end discrimination
- HIV positive teachers to petition China govt
- A petition from more than 12,000 people was sent to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the Ministry of Health on Tuesday, to mark World AIDS Day on Thursday, calling for equal rights for HIV-positive job seekers.
- American-Taiwanese singer-actor Peter Ho was recently detained by the customs at an airport in China because the customs officers found that he was carrying more than 100 boxes of condoms in his carry-on luggage.
- “Rose Chan didn’t mind getting groped Yes, but did she give explicit consent? Just because she didn’t say no doesn’t mean she was saying yes.
- Rise in Asian women trafficked into China: report
- The plaintiff, publicly known as Ms W and who has since 2008 been fighting for her the right to marry, will now take her case to the Court of Final Appeal after the Court of Appeal last Friday refused her the right to legally marry a man.
- Almost all Palaung ethnic women from eastern Myanmar are affected by domestic violence at the hands of their partners and other family members.
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.