Sex News in Asia – 9/19/11
- Local comedian Kumar has finally come out of the closet.
- The Online Citizen: The recent remarks made by Mr Lee Kuan Yew during the NTU Ministerial Forum 2011 and the corresponding response by the audience remind us that we are still rather backward and mired in the past.
- AWARE disagrees with Mr Lee. The stark choice between motherhood and professional advancement presented in Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s comments to Ms Joan Sim is not new. These views contradict the recent statements by Minister of State for Community Development, Youth and Sports Halimah Yacob to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (Cedaw) that gender equality is central to Singapore’s socio-economic growth and that ‘maximising the full potential of every individual, male or female, is a priority’.
- SEA Youth Say So: “Do you have a boyfriend?
- Yahoo! News: Lee Kuan Yew’s 30-year concern, The government’s response to the low rate of births has been to introduce various measures to incentivise baby production – mostly to no avail. Perhaps as a desperate last-resort measure, it chose to open the doors to immigrants in order to top-up the numbers. Underlying the concern and the tweaking of policies to increase or decrease the population is of course one of economic survival.
- For their university orientation, these girls had to lie flat on the ground while their male schoolmates leaned over them.
- Employers asked to remove CCTVs from maids’ rooms. More employers are wiring up their homes with closed-circuit television systems (CCTVs) to monitor their maids, but at least two maids have raised questions about the invasion of privacy.
- A South African court has blocked the government from buying 11 million female condoms from China, saying they are too small
- Four contestants are in the running to be Mr Gay Hong Kong 2011. Online voting is open from now till Oct 15.
- Li Yang, one of China’s most flamboyant celebrities has admitted to beating his American wife, in a case that has shone a rare spotlight on the country’s widespread problems with domestic abuse.
- A television show in China has been slammed for its demeaning makeovers to make women “pretty” and “perfect”.
- Photos and videos of Shanghainese women undressing and changing their clothes on the train have surfaced on the Internet.
- Sex and love compulsory college course. A psychological course, including sex and love, will be compulsory for university students starting this September, according to the Ministry of Education. The ministry asked universities nationwide to develop a compulsory mental health course for students in all grades in June this year.
- Korea plans to propose talks with Japan this week to discuss the issue of Tokyo’s sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II.
- Korean women use invention to jump over gender gap. Lee is among the small number of Korean women who are doing something not usual in the male-centric Korean business world – taking their careers into their own hands through invention. And surprisingly, many of these new inventors are housewives.