15 Sep '11, 3am

Hard to imagine LKY as sexist when he had intelligent wife who ran law firm and bore him 3 children, says our reader.

MY WIFE and I discussed the reply by the Association of Women for Action and Research ('Aware disagrees with Mr Lee'; Tuesday). Was Mr Lee being sexist as well when he advised Ms Joan Sim to think also of family as she worked towards achieving her doctorate ('A PhD's fine, but what about love and babies?'; Sept 6)? It is hard imagining Mr Lee as being sexist within this context when he had an intelligent wife who ran a successful law firm and bore three children for him. We discussed family planning in Singapore, especially why couples do not want more children or none at all. We did not think striving for a highly successful career was a hindrance. Perhaps wanting luxury items and a desire to travel influence a couple's decision to have a smaller family. My wife's main concern was higher education for our children. Nonetheless, none of these concerns deterred us from our ...

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