S377A doesn’t discriminate against homosexuals. Here’s why.
Over the years, you've probably heard the common refrain, "377A unfairly discriminates against homosexual men".There's just one problem though... It doesn't.
S377A: Just a sin, not a crime?
We've commonly heard the refrain, "It's a sin, but it shouldn't be a crime".Is that true, though?This opinion piece takes a look at some of the common arguments for repealing S377A to see if they hold water.
Has Conservative Discourse on 377A Run Its Course?
Like many other places, social and moral norms are increasingly contested in Singapore. One site of such contestation is Section 377A. While arguments in favor of repeal have asserted identity and self-fulfillment based on SOGI, arguments in response have focused almost exclusively on the moral and social consequences of repeal, revealing conspicuous gaps in conservative discourse.The challenge and opportunity for conservatives of all creeds is to articulate a proper anthropology and address the deep search for meaning without descending into false utopianism or ideological dogmatism.
Shifting Values And The Search For Meaning In Singapore
Singapore's society remains largely conservative on moral values. Yet, there have been significant shifts in recent years, especially in relation to sexuality. These point to a deep and growing desire for identity, intimacy, faithfulness, and a profound search for deeper meaning and purpose. These desires manifest in certain forms of activism over contentious moral issues, which have taken on religious-like zeal and conviction. Here's how these developments present both a challenge and an opportunity for conservatives of any creed.
Governance & Policy
Beyond Raeesah Khan: Why Politicians Rarely Pay The Price For Their Lies
Lies and half-truths in politics come in all shapes and sizes. The only difference is that most aren't obvious and don't get caught.
Governance & Policy
Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy On The Road To Vaccine-Nation
To many, getting vaccinated seems like a no-brainer. Barring a medical exemption, why would one refuse?It turns out that there are many reasons to be worried; some not-so-good and some sensible.Regardless takes a look at this newly-polarising issue, and suggests some practical steps to heal the divide.