25 Sep '11, 2am

Desmond Choo is current frontrunner to 'win' Aware's first 'Alamak Award' for sexism

Desmond Choo is current frontrunner to 'win' Aware's first 'Alamak Award' for sexism

It's not an award to crow about. But Hougang grassroots adviser Desmond Choo looks set to clinch what is believed to be the country's first sexism award, in 'honour' of a person or organisation that has done the greatest disservice to gender equality. The award is the tongue-in-cheek brainchild of the Association of Women for Action and Research (Aware), which will dish it out on Oct 17 during its fundraising dinner at the Grand Hyatt Hotel to celebrate its 26th anniversary. Background story Case in point 'If your wife is unable to cook, there's no point. You must choose a wife who is able to look after you and do things for you.' HOUGANG GRASSROOTS ADVISER DESMOND CHOO (above), on what an elderly man told him Background story NOMINEES FOR THE SEXISM AWARD Who: Singapore Obedient Wives Club What they did/said: It has not even been set up, but the proposal drew criticism fo...

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