Tackling issues women face - at home and at work

Banishing locker room talk and dehumanising remarks vital as Singapore reviews women's issues

As a thorough review of women's issues in Singapore is under way, The Sunday Times looks at areas of concern, from gender roles at home to unwanted attention at work and school

In some contexts, even seemingly harmless remarks could come across as objectification.
In some contexts, even seemingly harmless remarks could come across as objectification.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

As a comprehensive review of issues affecting women gets under way, one area that is ripe for discussion is to look at ways to banish once and for all what is called locker room talk.

Despite the name, it tends to happen anywhere guys are alone together. Discussion is usually focused on women's appearances, and marked by language that is frowned upon in polite company.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 04, 2020, with the headline 'Banishing locker room talk and dehumanising remarks'. Subscribe