Archives 2002

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Dec 2002 Why looking for a job is so hard - urban illiteracy and not even getting to the job interview Soc, Per
Dec 2002 When all we know of government policy is a sample of one - when government policy is kept shrouded, we can only speculate from specific cases seen Pol, Hom
Dec 2002 When morality is lethal - the anti-sex brigade keep talking abstinence Soc
Dec 2002 Turning fifty - the watershed birthday Per
Dec 2002 Junior minister notes gay sheep - the government may be finally acknowledging that homosexuality is an innate condition Pol, Hom
Dec 2002 Déjà vu, the unipolar world - there's nothing ahistorical about a single superpower Pol
Dec 2002 Preventive detention - given the reality of terror networks right in our midst, is the Internal Security Act defensible? Pol, Law
Dec 2002 Four-legged critters first - all news is filtered, but some, like Heather and her 2 mommies, are filtered out altogether Med, Hom
Oct 2002 SAS 2001: the media reports - how the local media reported on the government's survey on social attitudes, including homosexuality Soc. Med, Hom
Oct 2002 SAS 2001: the first monograph - the government releases its survey results with a question touching on homosexuality Pol, Soc, Hom, Kno
Sep 2002 Price increases symptomise the failure of our political system - ncreases in bus fares, parking charges, hospital fees in the midst of a recession Pol
Sep 2002 Thorny water - between Singapore and Malaysia, the subject is water, but the issue is pride Pol
Sep 2002 In search of the absolute truth - the third precept - whether Buddhism says homosexuality is wrong, from the Remaking Singapore Forum Rel, Hom
Sep 2002 In search of absolute truth - Leviticus, Corinthians and Romans - - a debate about these oft-cited Biblical passages in the Remaking Singapore Forum Rel, Hom
Sep 2002 In search of absolute truth - the common denominator thesis - since all religions, allegedly, condemn homosexuality, it must be the absolute truth Soc, Rel, Hom
Sep 2002 Sodom in Pakistan - present-day tribal society has ways similar to that described in the Old Testament Law, Soc, Rel, Hom
Aug 2002 Granny Tew's maid - bleeding, pale and cold, and sent home Soc, Hum
Aug 2002 Malay responses to homosexuality -  friends in a bar and Southeast Asian constructions of gender Soc, Hom, Per
Aug 2002 The new healthcare insecurity - our healthcare costs are soaring and people are left in the dust Soc
Aug 2002 Remaking Singapore: the homosexuality thread -  a selection of other Singaporeans' voices on this topic Soc, Hom
Jul 2002 Raiding our minds - why we're so susceptible to rumours about police raids of gay bars and spas Hom
Jul 2002 The case for discrimination - fat passengers, racial profiling and Pim Fortuyn Soc
May 2002 Pius Primus - in a sense I was already gay by age 14. Per
May 2002 Any boy bars in Singapore? - what are the factors that give rise to such an industry? Soc, Hom
May 2002 A barricade of mendicants - what big wreaths and condolence advertisements say about us Soc
May 2002 The leech on the trannie's bum -  a Scottish newspaper does a feature on Singapore, and without fail, Bugis Street comes up. Med
May 2002 Attack the crack! - the mysteries of quality control in massage parlours Hom, Oth
Apr 2002 Ownership is not a title deed - a high rate of home-ownership, yet no commitment to Singapore as home Pol, Soc
Apr 2002 OG magazine second time around -The New Paper front-paged a story about a student posing nude for OG magazine Soc, Med
Apr 2002 Scruffy and the world economy - the global free market may not be as rosy a future as we think Pol, Soc
Apr 2002 Is globalisation truly the future? - US steel tariffs, massive protests by the Chinese unemployed... are we still charging ahead? Pol, Soc
Mar 2002 Teens magazine: the world of homosexuality -  a gay-friendly article appeared in a local magazine aimed at teenagers Med, Hom
Mar 2002 Malaysia and Singapore: a conflict of insecurities -  why these two countries have a hard time getting along with each other Pol
Mar 2002 Over claypot rice - why gay people interrogate their religions about their stands on homosexuality Rel, Hom, Hum
Mar 2002 Hard-edged - some religions require exclusivity and identification; some cultures require the same of sexuality Soc, Rel
Mar 2002 Dunman Integrated in September 1964 - a school full of 13-year-olds of various races, and communal riots break out just a kilometre or two away Soc, Per
Mar 2002 Deconstructing 'natural law' - a look at the biases underlying seemingly logical arguments about how homosexuality is a disorder Rel, Hom
Mar 2002 Why a common language is important - so long as different communities speak different languages, segregation will be unavoidable Soc
Mar 2002 The uselessness of history - from the communal riots in Gujerat, to stalemate in Palestine, to Taiwan, history provides no solution Pol
Feb 2002 Multiculturalism in a saucedish -  hired a non-Chinese employee, but was I addressing a non-problem? Soc, Per
Feb 2002 Strip if you're conservative - they say the Chinese are conservative, if so, why do they happily walk around naked? Soc, Kno
Jan 2002 Shanghai: two bathhouses - I visited two public baths known for their concentrations of 'our kind of people'. Soc, Per
Jan 2002 Slow dancing in Nanjing - the best part of a gay bar in Nanjing was on its dance floor Soc, Hom
Jan 2002 Shanghai: four bars - a brief report on four gay bars I recently visited in Shanghai Hom, Per
Jan 2002 Public space, private space - sex in public is an offence... but what's public? Pol, Soc
Jan 2002 Religion in BurgerKing - where does one draw the line between religion and cult? Rel
Jan 2002 Follow me but not too closely please - internalised guilt, fear and overcompensation in gay males Hom
Jan 2002 What's worse than AIDS?  Sex! - a state government in Malaysia wants to ban condoms, except for married couples Soc, Rel, Kno
Jan 2002 Hercules and the beach - my first visit to two suburban saunas in Bangkok Hom, Per








Pertaining to Singapore
Pol Politics
Law Law, court cases
Soc Society and culture
Rel Religion
Med The media
Hom Homosexuality, gay issues
Kno Knowledge and belief
Hum Being human
Per The personal perspective
Oth Other subjects