Sunday, September 17, 2006

CHIJ student angry with Straits Times

CHIJ student had enough of Straits Times' portrayal of CHIJ girls as sluts/girls gone wrong. From Playground Love:
I'm annoyed. Have you read today's Life!? They did a feature on a 'Singapore Encyclopedia' and listed the A-Zs of Singapore. Under 'I', they featured IJ, short of of CHIJ, a school which has been around for 290382190381 years in Singapore, with 13 schools under it's belt right now. I thought it was nice and heartening to have us featured as being special enough to be featured as uniquely part of Singapore.

To my horror, I read the next paragraph:
Known for their hemmed up short skirts, belts which hang ridiculously low on their hips and allegedly easy with the opposite sex...

I'm sick of the media's attempts to continually hit at every opportunity to make us seem like sluts/girls gone wrong. It's like they have a sick and perverse obsession with it.

3 comments:

Penguin said...

Hi there, I'm glad your Board Chairperson wrote in to ST Forum about that article. It was really in bad taste and only perpetuated false stereotypes. Let's hope ST apologises...

In any case, just thought I'd also highlight that the IJ girls entry is NOT in the actual Encyclopedia but something that ST coined up in their spoof on the book.

Chanel said...

Hey u are totally right. it's not fair for them to tarnish all Ij girls with a stroke from a single brush. It's not fair that thousands are judged based on a couple of rotten apples. After all even the top schools in Singapore has their flawed students. 150 years of magnificent history, a proud and beautiful legacy yet with a single article the cheapen it all.

Anonymous said...

yea,i agree wif u...
ij girls should nt be potrayed as that....

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