Winning the Impossible Fight

By Deborah Wee “Life must be easy when you look that way.” This thought used to cross my mind while watching the willowy, impossibly stunning bombshells of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show strutting across the runway and swaying their hips with confidence. I was aware that it was physically impossible for the vast majority of…

Body Shaming: “Harmless” Teasing

By Jasmine Loo When I was 12, I used to tease my best friend about her larger than average breasts. My nickname for her included adding the title “Big Boobs” at the back of her actual name. She’d tell me to stop, but I didn’t really think much of it – after all, it was…

Struggles with Body Image: It Begins with the Ones Closest to You

By Min Khoo My struggle with my own body image began with the comments made by close family members and relatives. I’m sure many Singaporeans have experienced the horror brought by family gatherings where, instead of talking about something mundane like the weather, conservations are started with comments like, “Ah girl, you’ve gain weight” or,…

My Looks Don’t Need Your “Concern”

By Gwen Guo  When I was in kindergarten, princess dresses were all the rage. I’d wear them not just for special occasions, but also on normal days. You could call me happy-go-lucky — everyday was a day to celebrate something and feel good about myself. Those were also the years when my parents enrolled me…

We must end victim-blaming now

by Rio Hoe The views expressed in this article are Rio’s own. The original article can be found here. Victim-blaming is unacceptable. It is illogical and rests on a failure to distinguish the importance of precautions and the idea that people deserve to suffer for failing to take them. Rape is a deliberate act; the wrong always…

Catcalling

The only thing more worrisome than the video were the comments that came subsequently.

The Women of Hip-Hop

We can thus clarify that which Hip-Hop has some problematic musicians, it is not a problematic genre. It has a fascinating body of work. Here are some women who have contributed to it.

Purple-haired slut

It dawned upon me that it is much more difficult that simply telling them off: how was I supposed to educate a group of males who enjoyed degrading women in the most ridiculous ways?