Tag: Women’s Charter

Children over 21 can sue parents over university education support

SINGAPORE — Children over the age of 21 who are unable to provide for themselves can take their parents to court over university education payment support, according to the Women's Charter. A 22-year-old Singaporean student recently successfully sued his parents after they refused to...

Why women need not be victims

TODAY newspaper opinion piece titled ‘Women’s right to refuse’ is a classic example of contemporary feminist thought. The writer, Ms Kokila Annamalai, claims that “Men should not have to prove their masculinity by committing violence against women, while women should have the right to...

Why not maintenance payout for the divorced man?

A recent High Court judge’s statement that wives who don’t depend on their husbands for money need not be paid maintenance have got some lawyers and a woman’s rights group talking about another change. Why not pay maintenance to husbands who are unemployed, earn less...

Gender: Beyond the Singapore girl

“Is there a feminised symbol of a nation more globally recognised than the Singapore Girl?” asks Chris Hudson in his recent thought-provoking book, Beyond the Singapore Girl: Discourses of gender and nation in Singapore, published by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, University of...