An article + follow-up about the recent controversy over banning the marching song ‘Purple Light’ in Singapore’s National Service (conscripted compulsory army service for boys aged 18, 2 years in length), the lyrics of which in question were:
"Booking out, see my girlfriend
Saw her with another man
Kill the man, rape my girlfriend
With my rifle and my buddy and me.”
Controversy! In Singapore! Guys saying that banning the song should have been handled ‘tactfully’! It’s just a dirty song! Because having to do National Service for 2 years levels the rest of the gender playing field. Personally, I was surprised there was controversy at all: I might have assumed too much of Singapore’s literacy and education level. I guess I’m a bit of a foreigner to my own country nowadays, since I only go back once a year for a couple of weeks.
I’ve even heard the ‘aiya, it’s a safe country! It’s Singapore! There’s no need for feminism anymore!’ refrain, which is ignorant.
Women in Singapore are consistently paid less than men, regardless of their education level. (x)
One in ten Singaporean women have experienced physical violence from a male at some point in their lives. 8 in 10 Singaporeans will not intervene if they knew someone was suffering from domestic violence. (x)
Despite popular opinion, sexual assault crimes do happen in Singapore. Google it if you’re really curious. As does, despite our education level, despite the internet literacy level, rape culture. It’s just ugly for me to have found out so abruptly. I guess we all want to think better of our country, especially when we’re living away from it.
Prompt: Written for the kink meme: In an AU where Daud became Emily’s new Royal Spymaster as a way to redeem himself for what he did, he and Corvo have to work together all the time. They are both professional, but there’s still so much lingering animosity between them. The way only way they can work it out is through frequent and vicious sparring. One day they are sparring again, Corvo wins, then he ties Daud’s above his head and fucks him. Hard. Daud loves it.
Thanks to everyone who’s been confronting art reposters when they see them <3 I really appreciate it. I can’t possibly take on all of them myself so it helps a lot having others who are looking out for these types of things!
ART REPOSTING is taking an image…
Could people extend this courtesy to photos of jewellery and fashion as well? At the very least, link to the maker’s shop… do a good deed and push some business their way, even if you don’t mentally count photographs of crafts on the same level (which I do). Often a lot of the really unusual jewellery/bags that you see reblogged on tumblr are from small-time craftsmen who support themselves through etsy etc.
I’ve lost count of the number of times I had to google up the etsy shop. (Note: you never know when you’ll end up supporting an artist! :) I’ve bought a jacket and a bag off first seeing (and googling up) stuff I’ve seen on tumblr.)