the Western influence

“Given Singapore’s colonial past, many women pioneers were European, mainly British.” Mandakini Arora and Constance Singam write about the impact of Western feminism on Singapore’s women’s rights movement.

Constance Singam on why feminism is perceived as a threat

“Feminism, as one of history’s more important social movements, confronted and challenged the most fundamental and intimate of human relationships: the relationship between men and women, between husbands and wives, between parents and children.” Constance Singam, one of the foremothers of Singapore’s women’s rights movement, writes about local feminism.