08 Sep '11, 6am

Post by @Blinkymummy on LKY 'encouraging' the PhD student to find a boyfriend instead.

Post by @Blinkymummy on LKY 'encouraging' the PhD student to find a boyfriend instead.

"Mr Lee paused and looked at Miss Sim. “How old are you now?” he wanted to know. “Twenty-seven,” she replied. The queries came thick and fast: Are you married? (No) When will you finish your PhD? (In two years) So you’ll be 29 then. Do you have a boyfriend? (No) That was when Mr Lee drew attention to the biological clock and a woman’s child-bearing years. After 35 (years old), the dangers of having children with Down syndrome rises, he said. “My advice, please don’t waste time. I hope you get your PhD and your boyfriend,” he added. The audience laughed loudly. Miss Sim turned red. She told The New Paper: “It was very, very embarrassing. At that moment, I wanted to hug myself and disappear." .................................................... I wonder if Mr LKY would ask a male student about his age, his marital status and tell him to quickly finish his PhD, get a partner,...

Full article: http://blinkymummy.blogspot.com/2011/09/perils-of-being-f...

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