14 Sep '11, 10am

To all S'porean women: Do you think that getting married and having children are more important than your education?

Hi in regards to your title Is ntu sexist?- I’d just like to point out that before Ms Sim, there was a guy, also 27, phd student, who asked Mr Lee a question. This guy got the same treatment from Mr Lee, i.e was asked whether he was married or not and stuff. Same treatment from the audience -i.e the laughter. So if ntu is ‘sexist’, they are ‘sexist’ to both genders. I also think that the laughter from the audience during ms sim’s exchange was partly triggered by the similarity of Mr Lee’s response to the phd guy before her, and not exactly to humiliate her. If you realise, in your transcript of the exchange, the first wave of laughter came straight after Mr Lee posed the question, and not when she answered no. This is partly from the unexpectedness of Mr Lee’s completely unrelated response to her question on immigration, and also partly due to the similarity of the preciou...

Full article: http://enquirer.sg/2011/09/14/ntu-are-you-sexist/

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