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@illyrica @JeromeTaylor AND THERE’S MORE: mail-order bridges -> Makes Katong Shopping Complex creepiest place ever.

@illyrica @JeromeTaylor AND THERE’S MORE: mail-order bridges -> Makes Katong Shopping Complex creepiest place ever.

A few points come to mind, reading this and the comments. Vietnam is the country that has called such business arrangements (that is what they are) human trafficking, so regardless of whether the brides entered the deal “voluntarily” (coming from poverty/difficult circumstances, how else should they choose?), Singapore’s participation (and endorsement) of such activity is heinous at worst, or disregards Vietnam’s sovereignty, at best. (And Singapore so loves to pull the sovereignty argument.) And the same things that made YB shudder made me shudder too, but that’s rather feminist to do so, and many Singaporean men (if the comments on the TOC page are any indication) hate feminists. Women, by all appearances, should come with guarantees–they need to be pretty, submissive, content, obedient, great in bed; to be able to have (many) kids, keep house, AND earn her own spending ...

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