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.
"If you don't let me do this, I'll commit suicide". What happens when "mental health" is used to hold you hostage to acquiesce to beliefs you disagree with? Is there a healthier alternative to the compelled affirmation of every new identity and behaviour in a culture where the modern psychological 'self' has been unmoored from biological realities?
When adopted unquestioningly, radical transgender activism poses threats to healthy public discourse. The LGBT community risks delegitimisation by more than its philosophical paradoxes.How long will the most strident voices prevail before Singapore realises the emperor has no clothes?
Transgender activism targetting youths is gaining traction in Singapore. Regardless looks at the good, the bad and the ugly of the movement, and what needs to be done moving forward.