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Sheng nu (剩女; shèngnǚ; common translation: “leftover women” or “leftover ladies”) is a derogatory term made popular by the All-China Women’s Federation that classifies women who remain unmarried in their late twenties and beyond. The term is most prominently used in China, which was part of a controversial state sponsored directive and program, but has been used to colloquially refer to.
This has led to a considerable sense of achievement in Finland and East Asia and endless hand-wringing and head-scratching in the West. What then do Singaporean teachers do in classrooms that is so special, bearing in mind that there are substantial differences in classroom practices between — as well as within — the top-performing countries? What are its limits and constraints? Is it the right model for countries seeking to prepare students properly for the complex demands of 21st century knowledge economies and institutional environments more generally?
Or is its success so dependent on very specific institutional and cultural factors unique to Singapore that it is folly to imagine that it might be reproduced elsewhere? Teaching is coherent, fit-for-purpose and pragmatic, drawing on a range of pedagogical traditions, both Eastern and Western.
In Dating and Love on January 8, at 2: These are the actual words from a Singaporean woman who works in a high profile technology company in a demanding industry. But is it only appearance? When we are young and studying, everyone was more or less of equal status regardless of the course of study, so appearance only applies when describing a person as shallow. However, as we grow older and graduate into the working society, status comes into play and being shallow means not only looking skin-deep but also pocket-deep.
However women are described as shallow because they pick a man based on his wealth, his stability and security to provide for her and her family.
The acceptance of dating systems, however, has created something of a resurgence in the role of the traditional professional matchmaker. Those who find dating systems or services useful but prefer human intelligence and personal touches can choose from a wide range of such services now available.
Background[ edit ] Sex ratio at birth in mainland China, males per females, The one-child policy Family Planning Program and sex-selective abortions in China have caused a growing disproportion in the country’s gender balance. But girls with an average or ugly appearance will find it difficult” and “These girls hope to further their education in order to increase their competitiveness.
The tragedy is, they don’t realise that as women age, they are worth less and less. So by the time they get their MA or PhD , they are already old — like yellowed pearls. The National Bureau of Statistics of the People’s Republic of China NBS and state census figures reported approximately 1 in 5 women between the age of remain unmarried. So if you are a leftover woman, you are A-quality. China, and many other Asian countries, share a long history of conservative and patriarchal view of marriage and the family structure including marrying at a young age and hypergamy.
And my parents would also feel they were totally losing face, when their friends all have grandkids already”. A report by CNN cited a survey of female university graduates across 17 Chinese universities where approximately 70 percent of those surveyed said “their greatest fear is becoming a 3S lady”. The Chinese media has capitalized on the subject matter with television shows, viral videos , newspapers and magazine articles, and pundits that have sharply criticized women for “waiting it out for a man with a bigger house or fancier car”.
Share For the second episode of her four-part series about the question why so many highly educated women have difficulties finding a suitable life partner, filmmaker Marijke Jongbloed went to Singapore. Because of growing prosperity and improved perspectives, an increasing number of Singapore women have received a training in the past twenty years.
These women no longer feel cut out for the traditional role of mother and housewife.
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Asia Sentinel The government unveils new ways to get couples to couple Increasingly worried that native Singaporeans could become extinct, the government has embarked on yet another phase of its decades-long crusade to tempt its recalcitrant citizens into making more babies. That caused Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to devote a large segment of his annual National Day Rally speech on August 17 to announce another batch of programs to boost fertility.
We should merge the two. Have one, more critical mass, more activities and hopefully more pairing ups, more weddings and more children. Just a click away. It offers speed dating. It remains to be seen whether more will bite.
And while there have been efforts made to repeal the outdated, homophobic law, now two dueling petitions are urging the government to both keep that law on the books and, conversely, to repeal it. We are taking the opportunity to encourage all Hornet users to sign the Singapore petition in favor of repealing the law. Thanks to Section A, homosexuality is officially illegal in Singapore. Gay sex is punishable by up to two years in prison, though thankfully prosecutions are rare.
Ying-kit Chan is a PhD candidate in the Department of East Asian Studies at Princeton University. He has published several articles on late Qing China and postcolonial Singapore in academic journals, and is researching the federalist movement in Qing-Republican Guangdong Province.
It is enough to carry even a small amount of specific drugs to face the death penalty. Singaporeans learn about the religious customs and traditions of other population groups early on. The state is home to ten major religions, including Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity. Some people even accept more than one faith. While some of them are open to the public, it is important that you abide by certain rules before entering a place of worship: Take off your shoes before you enter a mosque or a temple.
Wash your feet and hands before entering a Hindu temple. Women are expected to cover their hair or parts of their body before entering a mosque or a temple. Make sure that taking pictures is allowed before getting out your camera. A religious building is no place for a picnic! Bring along food or flowers to Hindu and Buddhist temples as an offering for the gods. We do our best to keep this article up to date. However, we cannot guarantee that the information provided is always current or complete.
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Initiatives[ edit ] A census conducted in revealed that a large number of highly educated women were still unmarried, despite being above 40 years of age. The SDU was thus formed in January to provide opportunities for single men and women to interact socially. Another objective of the unit was to encourage public discussion about the perceived problem of the large number of better-educated women remaining unmarried. The government justified this elitist approach by announcing that they had identified graduates—and in particular the females among them—as a group which required assistance in terms of finding lifelong partners.
According to the government, non-graduates did not seem to have any difficulty in finding partners. During a speech made at the National Day rally in , then-Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew alleged that the phenomenon of graduates remaining single would result in a projected loss of about talented people per year.
Share Tweet LinkedIn A couple on a date. The report showed that the proportion of singles in most age groups had gone up, with the biggest increase among Singaporean women aged 25 to The age-old currency of modern dating, a commentary READ: Finding love in Singapore, one swipe at a time, a commentary The SDN has also since moved into accrediting dating agencies, leveraging the private sector to solve this public problem. Although we do not have data on how many children or couples got hitched because of SDN, dating agencies accredited by the SDN have reported that more men are participating in these events.
But not everyone eligible for the SDN programme is making use of it. Part of the reason might be the social stigma involved in participation. The pool of singles engaged in the SDN programme inevitably shrinks this way, so that the number of marriages which form as a result of the programme is not as large as it could potentially be. Local dating agency CompleteMe held a mass dating event for singles at the York Hotel on Dec 14 last year. CompleteMe The key is therefore to ensure that singles buy-in to the idea of such activities and do not see involvement in these activities as a social stigma.
One approach to this is through public education and advertising, to shift mindsets and normalise the search for a life partner, even before people hit the eligibility age of This way, people are less likely to be misinformed by negative stereotypes and will have a more positive picture of what the network can do for them. Currently, some activities stipulate an age restriction.