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There is a deep need for change in how our society treats women.

Singapore has made great leaps in terms of closing the pay gap, increasing job opportunities and reducing stay-at-home rates for women.

Yet, there has always been an issue lacking in coverage: equal moral treatment.

For far too long, women have had to live with snide remarks made about them, being ridiculed and having sexual abuses hurled at them.

Nobody bats an eyelid when a woman is called a "b****" - or subjected to other forms of abuse - or when men carelessly and purposely utilise words loaded with sexual innuendo.

The disrespect can go beyond language to inappropriate eyeing, touching and open harassment.

We need to have conversations with our males and females alike, young and old.

We need to teach young men to treat women with respect. We need to teach young women that they have less to fear because they will be the ones to work towards a better tomorrow for themselves.

We do not live in as bad an environment as some big cities elsewhere, but, every day, there are still countless subtle instances of immoral treatment and disrespect we suffer. We need to try and change as a society, which includes trying to educate older folk.

When women have to learn self-defence tactics because they fear something untoward will be inflicted on them by men, rather than for other causes such as attaining fitness; or when women are afraid of walking about in certain neighbourhoods at night; or when women constantly refrain from openly confronting men and choose to walk away as it is their only choice because the men are simply stronger and few present will stand on their side, then there is something wrong with the way our society operates and we need to change this.

A lot of people say that in Singapore, giving birth to a girl is the same as bearing a boy. It is time to behave like this is true.

Jin Zhi Yan (Miss)

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Re: (ST Forum) We need to teach young men to treat women with respect
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2015, 05:47:24 pm »
All these can be dealt with using education.

I would says education in Sg focuses too much on grades but not on social upbringing of a person. Be it gender equality or social gracefulness (e.g. give up MRT seats), Sg education has fared badly.
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Re: (ST Forum) We need to teach young men to treat women with respect
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2015, 06:17:40 pm »
Prime example would be the posts in EDMW that denigrates women or make snide remarks about them being left on the shelf or references some cheese-flavoured pies ....
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Re: (ST Forum) We need to teach young men to treat women with respect
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2015, 06:24:10 pm »
if we wan ppl to respect us, we should respect ourselves first. In SG at least, we are begin treated as Human. It take times for the world to change. anyway young ppl regardless gender, dun even had basic manner. let them master basic manner first


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Re: (ST Forum) We need to teach young men to treat women with respect
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2015, 07:50:45 pm »
All these can be dealt with using education.

I would says education in Sg focuses too much on grades but not on social upbringing of a person. Be it gender equality or social gracefulness (e.g. give up MRT seats), Sg education has fared badly.

Hmm... the thing about social gracefulness... pls bear in mind that singaporeans only made up 50% of the total population living in Sg hor...

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Re: (ST Forum) We need to teach young men to treat women with respect
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2015, 08:48:33 pm »
Hmm... the thing about social gracefulness... pls bear in mind that singaporeans only made up 50% of the total population living in Sg hor...

I see lots of ungracious locals, both young and old.

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Re: (ST Forum) We need to teach young men to treat women with respect
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2015, 09:02:27 pm »
ermmmm .... this article and TS's intent (I think) is to say that men don't treat women with enough respect ......  :-X
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Re: (ST Forum) We need to teach young men to treat women with respect
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2015, 09:46:18 pm »
ermmmm .... this article and TS's intent (I think) is to say that men don't treat women with enough respect ......  :-X
Yup. But I think this gal is asking for too much lah.

Let me go out-of-topic again.  :-[ I think sg youth are very demanding and portray a lot of self-entitlement.
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Re: (ST Forum) We need to teach young men to treat women with respect
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2015, 10:03:56 am »
All these can be dealt with using education.

I would says education in Sg focuses too much on grades but not on social upbringing of a person. Be it gender equality or social gracefulness (e.g. give up MRT seats), Sg education has fared badly.

I agree.
Singaporean men should be taught from young about family and how to care and love a woman properly.
They should be educated to learn to cook also, and also how to wash dishes and clothes etc. Only by these enforced education, would they appreciate what we women and mothers have to do.
They should also be taught not to use violence and perverted thinking on girls. And that sexual criminal acts carry jail terms.
The police and PAP government should also conduct workshops in school and warn of crimes such as upskirt photos videos taking, molest, rape etc, and deter our young men from committing such immoral acts against us.
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Re: (ST Forum) We need to teach young men to treat women with respect
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2015, 10:09:27 am »
I agree.
Singaporean men should be taught from young about family and how to care and love a woman properly.
They should be educated to learn to cook also, and also how to wash dishes and clothes etc. Only by these enforced education, would they appreciate what we women and mothers have to do.
They should also be taught not to use violence and perverted thinking on girls. And that sexual criminal acts carry jail terms.
The police and also conduct workshops in school and warn of crimes such as upskirt photos videos taking, molest, rape etc, and deter our young men from committing such immoral acts against us.

than woman should also learn how to respect and how to behave like a woman lor.

You are asking too much la. You think you are Goddness meh?

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Re: (ST Forum) We need to teach young men to treat women with respect
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2015, 04:34:17 pm »
I agree.
Singaporean men should be taught from young about family and how to care and love a woman properly.
They should be educated to learn to cook also, and also how to wash dishes and clothes etc. Only by these enforced education, would they appreciate what we women and mothers have to do.
They should also be taught not to use violence and perverted thinking on girls. And that sexual criminal acts carry jail terms.
The police and PAP government should also conduct workshops in school and warn of crimes such as upskirt photos videos taking, molest, rape etc, and deter our young men from committing such immoral acts against us.
U are a guy trying to pose as gal... Prank and troll here for so long already still not sian meh?  ::)
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Re: (ST Forum) We need to teach young men to treat women with respect
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2015, 04:38:54 pm »
cook, wash dish, wash clothes need to be teach one mei???
no one teach me how to cook, i see recipe then learn myself lo...
my SO never wash clothes & dishes when he living with his parents. but live with me, he will auto wash dishes & clothes... anyway wash clothes is just put all the clothes into washing machine and press button only lei.. how difficult can it be?

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Re: (ST Forum) We need to teach young men to treat women with respect
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2017, 04:50:28 pm »
Yes, education is the key, but it requires quite a radical move to introduce "equality education' as a part of some significant social education bloc in schooling, and not only for high schoolers, but also for younger kids.

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