30 Mar '13, 2pm

Singapore's hunger for (some) babies

Singapore's hunger for (some) babies

"The Golden Goose was prized for her eggs That shone in brilliant gold But there soon came a time she could make them no more For her egg-making device was rusty and old " Such is the advice from the Golden Goose, informing women that they will have more and more difficulty conceiving a child as they get older. The Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz has something to say too - the moral of his story is that men are "biologically wired to like big butts because it indicates fertility". Don't worry if you don't recognise these stories from your childhood. No one does. These stories have been "remixed" as part of a campaign aimed at encouraging more Singaporeans to start families. Known as "The Singaporean Fairytale ", the campaign was created by a group of university students and funded by Project Superglue , an initiative of Singapore's National Family Council. It's not the fir...

Full article: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/03/20133301...

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